Meaning of chigger

chig•ger

Pronunciation: (chig'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledthe six-legged larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on humans and other vertebrates, sucking blood and causing severe itching and acting as a vector of scrub typhus and other infectious diseases.
  2. chigoe.
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