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chigger

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noun chig·ger \ˈchig-ər, ˈjig-\

Medical Definition of chigger

  1. 1:  chigoe 1

  2. 2:  a six-legged, usually red or orange, mite larva of the family Trombiculidae that feeds on skin cells and causes intensely itchy, reddish welts; also :  the adult mite of this larva—called also chigoe, harvest mite, jigger, red bug





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