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itch mite

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noun
  1. a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.
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Origin of itch mite

First recorded in 1825–35
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  • The itch-mite (Acarus scabiei) and the louse (Pediculus capitis, corporis, vel pubis) are the more common members of the group.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis

    James Campbell Todd


British Dictionary definitions for itch mite

itch mite

noun
  1. any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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itch mite in Medicine

itch mite

n.
  1. A parasitic mite that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
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