Definition of Chigoe

1. Noun. Small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans.

Exact synonyms: Chigger, Chigoe Flea, Tunga Penetrans
Generic synonyms: Flea
Group relationships: Genus Tunga, Tunga



Definition of Chigoe

1. n. A species of flea (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.

Definition of Chigoe

1. Noun. A small tropical flea, ''Tunga penetrans'', whose females burrow under the skin of animals, including humans, and lay their eggs, causing strong irritation and sores. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chigoe

1. a tropical flea [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chigoe

1. Common name for Tunga penetrans. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chigoe

chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai
chigetais
chigger
chigger flower
chiggerflower
chiggers
chignon
chignoned
chignons
chigoe (current term)
chigoe flea
chigoes
chigre
chigres
chik
chikara
chikara gami
chikara mizu
chikaras
chikhor
chikhors
chikor
chikors

Literary usage of Chigoe

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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"At first, its chigoe (Pulex penetrara) : a, male; l>, grand female. presence is indicated only by a slight itching or tingling; but an ulcération is likely ..."

2. Elements of medical zoology by Alfred Moquin-Tandon, Robert Thomas Hulme (1861)
"... in the latter species, of moderate size in the Flea of the dog, small in that of the mouse, and wanting in that of the bat. CHAPTER III. THE chigoe. ..."

3. Household Surgery; Or, Hints on Emergencies by John Flint South (1850)
"The chigoe Is another of these burrowing animals. It is a kind of flea very common in the West Indies, and buries itself, in the soles of the feet, ..."

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