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. [1913 Webster]

3. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also {scabies}, {psora}, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. A constant irritating desire. [1913 Webster]

An itch of being thought a divine king. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Baker's itch}. See under {Baker}.

{Barber's itch}, sycosis.

{Bricklayer's itch}, an eczema of the hands attended with much itching, occurring among bricklayers.

{Grocer's itch}, an itching eruption, being a variety of eczema, produced by the sugar mite ({Tyrogluphus sacchari}).

{Itch insect} (Zo["o]l.), a small parasitic mite ({Sarcoptes scabei}) which burrows and breeds beneath the human skin, thus causing the disease known as the itch. See Illust. in Append.

{Itch mite}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Itch insect}, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox.

{Sugar baker's itch}, a variety of eczema, due to the action of sugar upon the skin.

{Washerwoman's itch}, eczema of the hands and arms, occurring among washerwomen. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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