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A parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
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(Animals) any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
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|Noun||1.||itch 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
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