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scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Simple Definition of scabies

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

Full Definition of scabies

plural scabies

  1. :  contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites (especially Sarcoptes scabiei)

sca·bi·et·ic play \ˌskā-bē-ˈe-tik\ adjective

Origin of scabies

Latin, from scabere to scratch


First Known Use: 1814

Rhymes with scabies


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scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Medical Definition of scabies

plural scabies

  1. :  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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