Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈich\

Medical Definition of ITCH

:  an uneasy irritating sensation in the upper surface of the skin usually held to result from mild stimulation of pain receptors
:  a skin disorder accompanied by an itch; especially :  a contagious eruption caused by an itch mite of the genus Sarcoptes (S. scabiei) that burrows in the skin and causes intense itching
itch verb
itch·i·ness \ˈich-ē-nəs\ noun
itchy \-ē\ adjective
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