Definition of itch mite in US English:

itch mite


  • A parasitic mite which burrows under the skin, causing scabies in humans and sarcoptic mange in animals.

    Sarcoptes scabiei, family Sarcoptidae

    • ‘Historically, Hildegard of Bingen referred to itch mites in her Physika, published in the twelfth century.’


itch mite

/ˈiCH ˌmīt/