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mite

 [mīt]
any arthropod of the order Acarina except the ticks; they are characterized by minute size, usually transparent or semitransparent body, and other features distinguishing them from the ticks. They may be free living or parasitic on animals or plants, and may produce various irritations of the skin.
chigger mite (harvest mite) chigger.
itch mite (mange mite) Sarcoptes scabiei.

itch mite

n.
A parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.

itch mite

Etymology: AS, giccan + mite
a tiny arachnid with piercing and sucking mouthparts. At least three genera of itch mites are recognized: Chorioptes, Notoedres, and Sarcoptes.

itch mite

(ich mīt)
General term encompassing several species of minute parasites with biting and sucking mouthparts that cause unpleasant dermatologic reactions.

itch

a skin disease attended with itching.

girth itch
see girth itch.
grain itch
pruritic dermatitis due to a mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, which preys on certain insect larvae which live on straw, grain and other plants.
ground itch
the pruritic eruption caused by the entrance into the skin of the hookworm larvae. See also bunostomiasis, ancylostomiasis, uncinariasis.
mad itch
itch mite
see psorergatesovis.
Queensland itch
see equine allergic dermatitis.
sweet itch
see equine allergic dermatitis.
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In 2004, KSU and CCHD issued several press releases with recommendations to minimize exposure to the itch mites.
A microscopic itch mite (Pyemotes herfsi) was identified as the likely cause of the outbreak, which affected an estimated 54% of the Crawford County population (2000 population: 38,242).
Entomologists later characterized the species of itch mite as P.
In 2004, a close relative of the North American straw itch mite, P.