mange

noun
\ 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

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Two years ago, a large, gray coyote — visibly sick with mange and seen repeatedly near one of the town’s busiest parks — was killed by the Clarkstown police. Sean Piccoli, New York Times, "‘Coywolf’ Sightings Grip a Rural New York Community," 15 Jan. 2018 Several are showing symptoms of mange and others have vision issues and are possibly blind. Kristen De Groot, The Seattle Times, "Animal welfare workers save 71 beagles crammed in small home," 8 Oct. 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018 The Harris County Constable's office is investigating three cases of animal abuse after three dogs with severe cases of mange were dropped off at the Harris County Animal Shelter Monday. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "Fake Florida ID tied to Harris County fraud case," 12 July 2018

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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

noun

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

mange

noun
\ 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

mange

noun
\ ˈmānj How to pronounce mange (audio) \

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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