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. [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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  • 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,… …   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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