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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