Definition of itch mite in English:

itch mite

Pronunciation /ˈiCH ˌmīt/ /ˈɪtʃ ˌmaɪt/


  • 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/ /ˈɪtʃ ˌmaɪt/