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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for itch mite

itch mite

noun
any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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Medical definitions for itch mite

itch mite

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