Notoedres

noun
No·​to·​ed·​res | \ ˌnōt-ō-ˈed-ˌrēz How to pronounce Notoedres (audio) \

Medical Definition of Notoedres

: a genus of mites of the family Sarcoptidae containing mange mites that attack various mammals and especially cats and occasionally infest humans usually through contact with cats

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“Notoedres.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Notoedres. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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