itch mite

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

Origin of itch mite

First recorded in 1825–35

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How to use itch mite in a sentence

  • 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
  • As we are speaking of scratching we will mention the itch mite, which we propose to give particular—sulphur—in this chapter.

    The Funny Side of Physic | A. D. Crabtre

British Dictionary definitions for itch mite

itch mite

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

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