sarcoptic mange


sar·cop·tic mange

noun \(ˌ)sär-ˈkäp-tik-\

Definition of SARCOPTIC MANGE

:  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

sarcoptic mange

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SARCOPTIC MANGE

: 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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