chigoe flea

chigoe flea

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  • Chigoe flea — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • chigoe flea — noun small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans • Syn: ↑chigoe, ↑chigger, ↑Tunga penetrans • Hypernyms: ↑flea • Member Holonyms: ↑Tunga, ↑ge …   Useful english dictionary

  • flea — /flee/, n. 1. any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. 2. either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black… …   Universalium

  • Flea — Taxobox name = Flea image width = 200px image caption = Scanning electron microscope (SEM) depiction of a flea domain = Eukaryota regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • chigoe — /chig oh/, n. a flea, Tunga penetrans, of tropical America and Africa, the impregnated female of which embeds itself in the skin, esp. of the feet, of humans and animals and becomes greatly distended with eggs. Also called chigoe flea, chigger,… …   Universalium

  • Chigoe — Chig oe, Chigre Chig re, n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr. Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of flea ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}), common in the West Indies and South America, which often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chigoe — [chig′ō] n. pl. chigoes [chig′ōz΄] [< WInd native name] a flea (Tunga penetrans) of tropical America and Africa: the female burrows into the skin, causing painful sores …   English World dictionary

  • flea — An insect of the order Siphonaptera, marked by lateral compression, sucking mouthparts, extraordinary jumping powers, and ectoparasitic adult life in the hair and feathers of warm blooded animals. Important fleas include Ctenocephalides felis… …   Medical dictionary

  • chigoe — Common name for Tunga penetrans. * * * chi·goe chig (.)ō, chē (.)gō n 1) a tropical flea belonging to the genus Tunga (T. penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin called also chigger, sand flea …   Medical dictionary

  • flea — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. hopper, skipper, jumper, dog flea, sand flea, leaper, flea louse, fleahopper, flea beetle, chigoe; see also insect …   English dictionary for students

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