chigger mite

chigger mite

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  • chigger — /chig euhr/, n. 1. Also called harvest mite, redbug. the six legged larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on humans and other vertebrates, sucking blood and causing severe itching and acting as a vector of scrub typhus and other… …   Universalium

  • Mite-borne typhus — Scrub: typhus, a mite borne infectious disease caused by a microorganism, Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, characteristically with fever, headache, a raised (macular) rash, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and a dark crusted ulcer (called an eschar or… …   Medical dictionary

  • chigger — n. 1. a small tropical flea ({Tunga penetrans}, formerly {Pulex penetrans}); same as {chigoe}. [Also spelled {chigre}.] Syn: chigoe, chigoe flea, {Tunga penetrans}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a larval mite of the family {Trombiculidae} that sucks the blood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chigger bite — Chigger bites showing characteristic raised and fluid filled center. Chigger bites are a cutaneous condition caused by trombiculid mites.[1]:453 See also List of cutaneous conditi …   Wikipedia

  • Chigger — may refer to:* Harvest mite, mites in the family Trombiculidae that live in North American forests and grasslands * Chigoe flea ( Tunga penetrans ), a parasitic arthropod found in tropical climates, especially South America and the West Indies …   Wikipedia

  • chigger — The six legged larva of Trombicula species and other members of the family Trombiculidae; a bloodsucking stage of mites that includes the vectors of scrub typhus. * * * chig·ger chig ər, jig n 1) CHIGOE (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Chigger (disambiguation) — A chigger or harvest mite is a mite in the family Trombiculidae that lives in North American forests and grasslands. Chigger may also refer to: Chigoe flea, a parasitic arthropod found in tropical climates, especially South America and the West… …   Wikipedia

  • Mite — The microscopic mite Lorryia formosa (Tydeidae) Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida. The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is… …   Wikipedia

  • mite — mite1 /muyt/, n. any of numerous small to microscopic arachnids of the subclass Acari, including species that are parasitic on animals and plants or that feed on decaying matter and stored foods. Also called acarid. [bef. 1000; ME myte, OE mite;… …   Universalium

  • mite — A minute arthropod of the order Acarina, a vast assemblage of parasitic and (primarily) free living organisms. Most are still undescribed, and only a relatively small number are of medical or veterinary importance as vectors or intermediate hosts …   Medical dictionary

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