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 sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings, causing intense irritation, and serving to transmit several infectious diseases.

Syn: harvest mite, jigger, redbug. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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

  • Tunga penetrans — noun small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans • Syn: ↑chigoe, ↑chigger, ↑chigoe flea • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Tunga, ↑genus Tunga …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tunga penetrans — A member of the flea family, Tungidae, commonly known as chigger flea, sand flea, chigoe, or jigger; the minute female penetrates the skin, frequently under the toenails; as she becomes distended with eggs to about pea size, a painful ulc …   Medical dictionary

  • Tunga penetrans — (син.: блоха песчаная, блоха проникающая) вид блох сем. Fungidae, представители которого являются эктопаразитами; оплодотворенные самки переходят на внутрикожное паразитирование, гл. обр. в подногтевых и межпальцевых пространствах ног и в области …   Большой медицинский словарь

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