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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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