Grocer's itch
Grocer Gro"cer, n. [Formerly written grosser, orig., one who sells by the gross, or deals by wholesale, fr. F. grossier, marchand grossier, fr. gros large, great. See {Gross}.] A trader who deals in meats, dairy products, produce, tea, sugar, spices, coffee, fruits, and various other commodities. [1913 Webster]

{Grocer's itch} (Med.), a disease of the skin, caused by handling sugar and treacle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • grocer's itch — noun : an itching dermatitis prob. allergic in nature that results from prolonged or repeated contacts with certain mites especially of the family Acaridae, their products, or materials (as feeds, flour, or copra) infested by them compare grain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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