scabies

noun
sca·​bies | \ ˈskā-bēz How to pronounce scabies (audio) \
plural scabies

Definition of scabies

: contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites (especially Sarcoptes scabiei)

Other Words from scabies

scabietic \ ˌskā-​bē-​ˈe-​tik How to pronounce scabietic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of scabies

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scabies

Latin, from scabere to scratch

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scabies

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scabies

: a disease that is caused by small insects and that causes itching and red spots on the skin

scabies

noun
sca·​bies | \ ˈskā-bēz How to pronounce scabies (audio) \
plural scabies

Kids Definition of scabies

: an itch or mange caused by mites living as parasites under the skin

scabies

noun
sca·​bies | \ ˈskā-bēz How to pronounce scabies (audio) \
plural scabies

Medical Definition of scabies

: 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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