from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as Itch insect, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mite which burrows in the skin, and causes the disease called the itch or scabies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals
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