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Definition: Pulex penetrans
Jigger \Jig"ger\ (j[i^]g"g[~e]r), n. [A corrupt. of chigre.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A species of flea (Tunga penetrans, or
Sarcopsylla penetrans, or Pulex penetrans), which
burrows beneath the skin; called also jigger flea. See
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small red mites
(esp. Tetranychus irritans and Tetranychus Americanus)
of the family Trombiculidae, which, in the larval or
leptus stage, burrow beneath the skin of man and various
animals, causing great annoyance. Also called chigger.
[Southern U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
chigger \chigger\ n.
1. a small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans, formerly Pulex penetrans
); same as chigoe. [Also spelled chigre.]
Syn: chigoe, chigoe flea, Tunga penetrans.
2. a larval mite of the family Trombiculidae that sucks the
blood of vertebrates including human beings, causing
intense irritation, and serving to transmit several
Syn: harvest mite, jigger, redbug.
Chigoe \Chig"oe\, Chigre \Chig"re\, n. [Cf. F. chigue, perh. fr.
Catalan chic small, Sp. chico; or of Peruvian origin.]
A species of flea (Tunga penetrans, formerly Pulex penetrans
), common in the West Indies and South America,
which often attacks the feet or any exposed part of the human
body, and burrowing beneath the skin produces great
irritation. When the female is allowed to remain and breed,
troublesome sores result, which are sometimes dangerous. See
Jigger. [Written also chegre, chegoe, chique,
Note: The name is sometimes erroneously given to certain
mites or ticks having similar habits.
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