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mange

noun \ˈmānj\

: a skin disease of animals (such as cats and dogs) and sometimes people that causes itching and loss of hair

Full Definition of MANGE

:  any of various persistent contagious skin diseases marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair, affecting domestic animals or sometimes humans, and caused by a minute parasitic mite — compare sarcoptic mange
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Origin of MANGE

alteration of Middle English manjewe, from Anglo-French manjue, from manger to eat
First Known Use: 1540

Rhymes with MANGE

MANGE Defined for Kids

mange

noun \ˈmānj\

Definition of MANGE for Kids

:  a contagious skin disease usually of domestic animals in which there is itching and loss of hair
Medical Dictionary

mange

noun \ˈmānj\

Medical Definition of MANGE

:  any of various more or less severe, persistent, and contagious skin diseases that are marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair and that affect domestic animals or sometimes humans; especially :  a skin disease caused by a minute parasitic mite of Sarcoptes, Psoroptes, Chorioptes, or related genera that burrows in or lives on the skin or by one of the genus Demodex that lives in the hair follicles or sebaceous glands—see chorioptic mange, demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, scabies

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