Baker's itch
Baker Bak"er, n. [AS. b[ae]cere. See {Bake}, v. t.] 1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{A baker's dozen}, thirteen.

{Baker foot}, a distorted foot. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

{Baker's itch}, a rash on the back of the hand, caused by the irritating properties of yeast.

{Baker's salt}, the subcarbonate of ammonia, sometimes used instead of soda, in making bread. [1913 Webster]


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  • Baker's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baker's itch — bak·er s itch .bā kərz n GROCER S ITCH * * * any of several inflammatory dermatoses of the hands seen in bakers; one type is a chronic onychomycosis, and another type is a protein contact dermatitis resulting from proteins in wheat flour …   Medical dictionary

  • baker's itch — noun : grocer s itch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sugar baker's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baker's salt — Baker Bak er, n. [AS. b[ae]cere. See {Bake}, v. t.] 1. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A portable oven in which baking is done. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] {A baker s dozen}, thirteen. {Baker foot}, a distorted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barber's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bricklayer's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grocer's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Washerwoman's itch — Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the {Sarcoptes scabei}), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. [1913 Webster] 2. Any itching eruption …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grocer's itch — gro·cer s itch grō sərz n an itching dermatitis that results from prolonged contact with some mites esp. of the family Acaridae, their products, or materials (as feeds) infested with them called also baker s itch compare GRAIN ITCH * * * a type… …   Medical dictionary

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