Origin of SCABIES
Latin, from scabere
First Known Use: 1814
sca·bies noun \ˈskā-bēz\ (Medical Dictionary)
: contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites and especially by a mite of the genus Sarcoptes (S. scabiei)
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