itch mite(redirected from itch mites)
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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.
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A parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
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itch mite(ich mīt)
General term encompassing several species of minute parasites with biting and sucking mouthparts that cause unpleasant dermatologic reactions.
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