a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.
any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies
itch mite n.
A parasitic mite that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.
[ich-ee] /ˈɪtʃ i/ adjective, itchier, itchiest. 1. having or causing an sensation. 2. characterized by . adj. Old English giccig; see itch + -y (2). Figurative itchy palm is attested by 1590s. Related: Itchiness. itchy itch·y (ĭch’ē) adj. itch·i·er, itch·i·est Having or causing an itching sensation. adjective Eager; restless; antsy (1940s+)
- Itchy feet
noun phrase The desire to travel: been six months, getting itchy feet (1943+)
- Itchy palm
Also, itching palm. A desire for money, greed; also, wanting a bribe. For example, The porter has an itchy palm; he wants a big tip, or The mayor was known for his itchy palm. This expression alludes to placing money in the palm of the hand. [ Late 1500s ]
abbreviation 1. Intertropical Convergence Zone Intertropical Convergence Zone