Scabies



noun, (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
a contagious skin disease occurring especially in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the skin.
Compare itch (def 10), mange.
noun
1.
a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules

scabies sca·bies (skā’bēz)
n.

A contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and characterized by intense itching.

A similar disease in animals.

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