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chig·ger

 (chĭg′ər)
n.
1. Any of various small, six-legged larvae of mites of the family Trombiculidae that parasitize humans and other vertebrates. The chigger's bite produces a wheal that is usually accompanied by severe itching. Also called chigoe, harvest bug, harvest mite, jigger2, red bug.
2. See chigoe.

[Alteration of chigoe.]

chigger

(ˈtʃɪɡə)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: chigoe or redbug US and Canadian the parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the family Trombidiidae, which causes intense itching of human skin
2. (Animals) another name for the chigoe1

chig•ger

(ˈtʃɪg ər)

n.
1. Also called harvest mite. the six-legged, bloodsucking larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on vertebrates.
2. chigoe.
[1735–45, Amer.; variant of chigoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chigger - small tropical fleachigger - small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
flea - any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap
genus Tunga, Tunga - a genus of Siphonaptera
2.chigger - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
genus Trombicula, Trombicula - type genus of the family Trombiculidae
Translations
ácaro de la cosechaácaro rojonigua
aoutat

chigger

n ácaro de la cosecha, ácaro rojo, larva roja de ciertos ácaros
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