noun, (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
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.
a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
scabietic sca·bi·et·ic (skā’bē-ět’ĭk)
Relating to or affected with scabies.
scabies sca·bies (skā’bēz)
A contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and characterized by intense itching.
A similar disease in animals.
noun a fear of itching Word Origin Latin scabere ‘to scratch’
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