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scabies

scabies

noun sca·bies \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

scabies

noun sca·bies \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)

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