sarcoptic mange

noun sar·cop·tic mange \ (ˌ)sär-ˈkäp-tik- \

Definition of sarcoptic mange

: mange caused by mites (genus Sarcoptes) burrowing in the skin especially of the head and face

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Origin and Etymology of sarcoptic mange

New Latin Sarcoptes, a genus of mites (probably for expected *Sarcocoptes, from sarco- sarco- + Greek kop-, stem of kóptein "to strike, cut off" + -tēs, agent suffix) + 1-ic — more at apocope
Note: The genus name Sarcoptes was introduced, without etymology, by the French zoologist Pierre André Latreille (1762-1833) in Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes, tome 3, Paris, An X [1802], p. 67, replacing Linnaeus's Acarus scabiei.


Medical Dictionary

sarcoptic mange

noun

medical Definition of sarcoptic mange

: mange caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes that burrow in the skin especially of the head and face — compare chorioptic mange, demodectic mange

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