scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Definition of scabies

plural

scabies

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

scabietic

play \ˌskā-bē-ˈe-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of scabies

Latin, from scabere to scratch


First Known Use: 1814


SCABIES Defined for English Language Learners

scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Definition of scabies for English Language Learners

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


SCABIES Defined for Kids

scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Definition of scabies for Students

plural

scabies

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


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scabies

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noun sca·bies \ˈskā-bēz\

Medical Definition of scabies

plural

scabies

  1. :  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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