Definition of Chiggers

1. Noun. (plural of chigger) ¹



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Definition of Chiggers

1. chigger [n] - See also: chigger

Medical Definition of Chiggers

1. A skin infestation, common in the southern United States, caused by the larva of the red mite (harvest mite). Features include an itchy red rash to the waist, ankle and skin folds. No specific treatment is necessary as the rash will resolve spontaneously. Antihistamines can be used to control itching. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiggers

chiffon cakes
chiffonade
chiffonades
chiffonier
chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai
chigetais
chigger
chigger flower
chiggerflower
chiggers (current term)
chignon
chignoned
chignons
chigoe
chigoe flea
chigoes
chigre
chigres
chik
chikara
chikara gami
chikara mizu
chikaras

Literary usage of Chiggers

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1. Therapeutic By-ways: Being a Collection of Therapeutic Measures Not to be by Edward Pollock Anshutz (1916)
"These little insects—chiggers or jiggers—bury themselves under the skin, ... Some skin diseases, like chiggers or rhus poisoning, require an external ..."

2. The Lyon Campaign in Missouri: Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry by Eugene Fitch Ware (1907)
"chiggers.— Wood-ticks.—Treatment for Insects.—Supply Train.—Three Armies.— Wilson Creek.—Shoes and Love Letters.—Plan of Retreat.—Lyon's Speech. ..."

3. Tenting on the Plains: Or General Custer in Kansas and Texas by Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1999)
"... TARANTULAS, CENTIPEDES, chiggers AND SEED-TICKS - CROSSING THE PONTON - “I WENT A-FISHING.” F 0 R exasperating heat, recommend me to a pine forest. ..."

4. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"The true chiggers—The ... or true chiggers, are the most completely parasitic of any of the fleas. Of the dozen or more known species, one commonly attacks ..."

5. Tropical Surgery and Diseases of the Far East by John Rich McDill (1918)
"... in chiggers but the insect has not been carefully studied to determine if it be a true carrier of such germs." (Figs. 60 and 61. ..."

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