chigoe


chi·goe

noun \ˈchi-(ˌ)gō, ˈchē-\

Definition of CHIGOE

1
:  a tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin
2
:  chigger 2

Origin of CHIGOE

Carib chico
First Known Use: 1691

chi·goe

noun \ˈchig-(ˌ)ō, ˈchē-(ˌ)gō\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHIGOE

1
: a tropical flea belonging to the genus Tunga (T. penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin—called also chigger, sand flea
2
: chigger 2

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