grocer's itch


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gro·cer's itch

a vesicular dermatitis seen in grocers and bakers who handle sugar or flour; caused by a mite of the genus Glycophagus.

grocer's itch

Etymology: AS, gican, itch
a dermatitis caused by contact with mites found in grain, cheese, or dried foods. Also called Glycoyphagus domesticus.

bak·er's itch

(bā'kĕrz ich)
An eruption on the hands and arms of bakers due to an allergic reaction to flour or other substances handled, or to the grain itch mite.
Synonym(s): grocer's itch.

grocer's itch

see glycyphagusdomesticus.