a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.
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How to use itch mite in a sentence
The Maryland Department of Agriculture said that the insect has never had a “confirmed population” in the state and that is has not received any reports of the oak leaf itch mite.
The incessant, shrieking sounds of cicadas may no longer be afflicting the Washington region, but experts say the insects may be bringing a new nuisance — oak leaf itch mites.
Some experts warn there is not enough research to definitively prove that cicada eggs cause an increase in oak leaf itch mite bites.
This is where female cicadas are laying eggs and where oak tree itch mites may now be feeding.
Experts warn it is not possible to completely avoid oak leaf itch mites.
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
any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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