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Noun: chigger  chi-gu(r)
  1. Small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans
    - chigoe, chigoe flea, Tunga penetrans
  2. Larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
    - harvest mite, jigger, redbug

Derived forms: chiggers

Type of: flea, trombiculid

Part of: genus Trombicula, genus Tunga, Trombicula, Tunga

Encyclopedia: Chigger