chigoe

noun chi·goe \ 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 and Etymology of chigoe

Carib chico


Medical Dictionary

chigoe

noun chi·goe \ ˈchig-(ˌ)ō , ˈchē-(ˌ)gō \

medical Definition of chigoe

1 also chigoe flea : a flea (Tunga penetrans) of tropical and subtropical regions of which the gravid female burrows under the skin especially of the feet causing itching, irritation, and often inflammation and ulceration called also chigger, sand flea
2 : chigger 2

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