Pulex penetrans
Jigger Jig"ger (j[i^]g"g[~e]r), n. [A corrupt. of chigre.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of flea ({Tunga penetrans}, or {Sarcopsylla penetrans}, or {Pulex penetrans}), which burrows beneath the skin; called also {jigger flea}. See {Chigoe}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small red mites (esp. {Tetranychus irritans} and {Tetranychus Americanus}) of the family {Trombiculidae}, which, in the larval or leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various animals, causing great annoyance. Also called {chigger}. [Southern U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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  • Pulex penetrans — chigger chigger n. 1. a small tropical flea ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}); same as {chigoe}. [Also spelled {chigre}.] Syn: chigoe, chigoe flea, {Tunga penetrans}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a larval mite of the family {Trombiculidae} that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulex penetrans — Chigoe Chig oe, Chigre Chig re, n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr. Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of flea ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulex penetrans — Tunga penetrans; see chigoe …   Medical dictionary

  • Pulex — A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera). [L. flea] P. cheopis former name for Xenopsylla cheopis. P. fasciatus former name for Nosopsyllus fasciatus. P. irritans the human flea, a common flea that infests humans, many domestic… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sarcopsylla penetrans — Tunga penetrans puce chique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tunga penetrans — puce chique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tunga penetrans — puce chique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sarcopsylla penetrans — Jigger Jig ger (j[i^]g g[ e]r), n. [A corrupt. of chigre.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A species of flea ({Tunga penetrans}, or {Sarcopsylla penetrans}, or {Pulex penetrans}), which burrows beneath the skin; called also {jigger flea}. See {Chigoe}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunga penetrans — Jigger Jig ger (j[i^]g g[ e]r), n. [A corrupt. of chigre.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A species of flea ({Tunga penetrans}, or {Sarcopsylla penetrans}, or {Pulex penetrans}), which burrows beneath the skin; called also {jigger flea}. See {Chigoe}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunga penetrans — chigger chigger n. 1. a small tropical flea ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}); same as {chigoe}. [Also spelled {chigre}.] Syn: chigoe, chigoe flea, {Tunga penetrans}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a larval mite of the family {Trombiculidae} that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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