Definition of Chigoe flea
1. Noun. Small tropical flea; the fertile female burrows under the skin of the host including humans.
Generic synonyms: Flea
Group relationships: Genus Tunga, Tunga
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Literary usage of Chigoe flea
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1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1903)
"THE chigoe flea IN MADAGASCAR. ... reports a perfect plague of the chigoe flea in the island of Madagascar, where the parasite was unknown five years ago. ..."
2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... if of considerable importance, since h seems to be able to transmit the bubonic plague from rats to man. The jigger or chigoe flea, ..."
3. An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith by Amanda Smith (1893)
"I have gone to see many of them when they were sick, and suffering from great sores caused by a little insect called the chigoe flea, and they have said if ..."
4. Sanitary Entomology: The Entomology of Disease, Hygiene and Sanitation by William Dwight Pierce (1921)
"The wearing of shoes and leggings will largely exclude the chigoe flea. While cleaning up infested premises it has been found that the laborers can exclude ..."
5. A History of Jamaica from Its Discovery by Christopher Columbus to the by William James Gardner (1873)
"... Fearful ulcers and even elephantiasis were occasioned by filth, and allowing the chigoe flea to burrow in the feet and toes. ..."