itch mite ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.
Origin of itch mite First recorded in 1825–35 Examples from the Web for itch mite Historical Examples of itch mite
The itch-mite (Acarus scabiei) and the louse (Pediculus capitis, corporis, vel pubis) are the more common members of the group.
James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for itch mite itch mite noun
- any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
itch mite in Medicine itch mite n.
- A parasitic mite that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.