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

Origin and Etymology of sarcoptic mange

New Latin Sarcoptes, from sarc- + Greek koptein to cut — more at capon


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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