- a disease of the skin of the feet, caused by penetration of hookworm larvae, characterized by a blisterlike eruption and itching.
Origin of ground itch
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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When this happens the parasite, in passing through the skin, produces the disease known as “ground-itch.”Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris