Itch mite
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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  • Itch mite — may refer to:* Sarcoptes scabiei scabies * Psorergates ovis sheep itch mite * Psorobia bos cattle itch mite * Pyemotes herfsi oak leaf gall mite * Pyemotes tritici straw itch mite * Pyemotes ventricosus grain itch mite …   Wikipedia

  • itch mite — n any of several minute parasitic mites that burrow into the skin of humans and animals and cause itch esp a mite of any of several varieties of a species of the genus Sarcoptes (S. scabiei) that causes the itch, is about 1/60 inch (0.4… …   Medical dictionary

  • itch-mite — itchˈ mite noun A mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows in the skin causing severe itching leading to scabies • • • Main Entry: ↑itch …   Useful english dictionary

  • itch mite — noun whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals itch mites cause scabies • Syn: ↑sarcoptid • Hypernyms: ↑mite • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcoptes, ↑genus Sarcoptes * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • itch mite — a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • itch mite — /ˈɪtʃ maɪt/ (say ich muyt) noun a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals …   Australian English dictionary

  • itch mite — noun a parasitic mite which burrows under the skin, causing scabies or (in animals) sarcoptic mange. [Sarcoptes scabiei.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • grain itch mite. — See straw mite. * * * …   Universalium

  • grass itch mite — noun : an Australian trombiculid mite (Acomatacarus australiensis) that lives on grasses and bites man and domestic animals and that sometimes becomes a serious pest in suburban areas …   Useful english dictionary

  • grain itch mite. — See straw mite …   Useful english dictionary

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