Medical Dictionary

scabies

noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\
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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