Definition of itch mite in English:

itch mite

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  • A parasitic mite which burrows under the skin, causing scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in animals.
    • Sarcoptes scabiei, family Sarcoptidae
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    • Historically, Hildegard of Bingen referred to itch mites in her Physika, published in the twelfth century.

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