a fatal, degenerative nervous disease of sheep and goats
Origin of scrapiescrape (intransitive verb) + -ie: because affected animals rub against trees, fences, and the like to relieve the severe itching
A fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats caused by a prion and marked by chronic itching and loss of muscular coordination.
Origin of scrapieFrom scrape ( from the scraping of itching parts of the skin against objects )
From scrape +"Ž -ie.