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 often attacks the feet or any exposed part of the human body, and burrowing beneath the skin produces great irritation. When the female is allowed to remain and breed, troublesome sores result, which are sometimes dangerous. See {Jigger}. [Written also {chegre}, {chegoe}, {chique}, {chigger}, {jigger}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain mites or ticks having similar habits. [1913 Webster] ||


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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 — 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 — 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

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