\ ˈmānj How to pronounce mange (audio) \

Definition of mange

: any of various persistent contagious skin diseases marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair, affecting domestic animals or sometimes humans, and caused by a minute parasitic mite — compare sarcoptic mange

Examples of mange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reports of black bears afflicted with mange are growing in Northern Virginia. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2021 The puppy was underweight, missing most of his fur and had swollen, painful skin due to skin infections and demodectic mange, a parasitic skin disease caused by mites in the hair follicles, the organization said. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 25 Sep. 2021 The shelter's initial health check revealed that the puppy has a weak immune system due to their severe case mange and malnutrition. Kelli Bender,, 21 Sep. 2021 The company is also developing a lotilaner solution to kill the mites that cause eyelid mange and exploring the molecule’s potential as an anti-malarial. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 19 Aug. 2021 For four weeks, Denali received regular medicated baths to treat her mange. Nicholas Rice,, 17 June 2021 As Coke with the San Antonio Zoo noted, most chupacabra sightings in Mexico and the United States are debunked as coyotes with severe mange. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Feb. 2021 Do not just assume the cat has acne as other conditions such as mange, fungal infections or even tumors could be the culprit. Traci Howerton,, 12 Jan. 2021 The rabbits and dogs also are infested with fleas, ear mites and suffer from possible mange, according to Gary Poon, executive director of Houston Humane Society. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of mange

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mange

alteration of Middle English manjewe, from Anglo-French manjue, from manger to eat

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“Mange.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mange

: a skin disease of animals (such as cats and dogs) and sometimes people that causes itching and loss of hair


\ ˈmānj How to pronounce mange (audio) \

Kids Definition of mange

: a contagious skin disease usually of domestic animals in which there is itching and loss of hair


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Medical Definition of mange

: any of various more or less severe, persistent, and contagious skin diseases that are marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair and that affect domestic animals or sometimes humans especially : a skin disease caused by a minute parasitic mite of Sarcoptes, Psoroptes, Chorioptes, or related genera that burrows in or lives on the skin or by one of the genus Demodex that lives in the hair follicles or sebaceous glands — see chorioptic mange, demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange, scabies

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