chi·goe noun \ˈchi-(ˌ)gō, ˈchē-\
: a tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) of which the fertile female causes great discomfort by burrowing under the skin
Origin of CHIGOE
First Known Use: 1691
chi·goe noun \ˈchig-(ˌ)ō, ˈchē-(ˌ)gō\ (Medical Dictionary)
: 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
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