itch mite


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itch mite

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

itch mite

n
(Animals) any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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Noun1.itch mite - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animalsitch mite - whitish mites that attack the skin of humans and other animals; "itch mites cause scabies"
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
genus Sarcoptes, Sarcoptes - type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites
References in periodicals archive ?
You don't need to treat your pets because the human itch mite cannot survive on animals, Zeichner said.
Scabies is an intensely pruritic skin eruption caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, also called itch mite.
com/dog/conditions/skin/c_dg_sarcoptic_mange) Sarcoptic mange is a highly infectious skin disease found in dogs and is caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei or the itch mite.
Scabies, a skin condition caused by the human itch mite.