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sarcoptic mange

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noun sar·cop·tic mange \(ˌ)sär-ˈkäp-tik-\

Definition of sarcoptic mange

  1. :  mange caused by mites (genus Sarcoptes) burrowing in the skin especially of the head and face



Origin of sarcoptic mange

New Latin Sarcoptes, from sarc- + Greek koptein to cut — more at capon


First Known Use: 1886


Medical Dictionary

sarcoptic mange

noun sar·cop·tic mange

Medical Definition of sarcoptic mange

  1. :  a mange caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes that burrow in the skin especially of the head and face—compare chorioptic mange, demodectic mange




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