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chigger

noun chig·ger \ˈchi-gər, ˈji-\

: a small insect that bites people and causes painful swelling on the skin

Full Definition of CHIGGER

1
:  chigoe 1
2
[alteration of 2jigger] :  a six-legged usually red or orange mite larva (family Trombiculidae) that feeds on skin cells and causes intensely itchy reddish welts; also :  the adult mite of this larva

First Known Use of CHIGGER

1756

Rhymes with CHIGGER

chigger

noun chig·ger \ˈchig-ər, ˈjig-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHIGGER

1
:  chigoe 1
2
:  a 6-legged mite larva of the family Trombiculidae that sucks the blood of vertebrates and causes intense irritation

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