scabies


sca·bies

noun \ˈskā-bēz\

: a disease that is caused by small insects and that causes itching and red spots on the skin

plural scabies

Full Definition of SCABIES

:  contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites (especially Sarcoptes scabiei)
sca·bi·et·ic \ˌskā-bē-ˈe-tik\ adjective

Origin of SCABIES

Latin, from scabere to scratch
First Known Use: 1814

Rhymes with SCABIES

sca·bies

noun \ˈskā-bēz\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural scabies

Medical Definition of SCABIES

: 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)

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: scabiosa
Previous Word in the Dictionary: scabia
All Words Near: scabies

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up scabies? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More