Scabies meaning

skābēz
A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
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A similar disease in animals, especially sheep.
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A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows under the skin to deposit eggs, causing intense itching.
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A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
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A similar disease in animals, especially sheep.
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(pathology) An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.
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Origin of scabies

  • Middle English from Latin scabiēs from scabere to scratch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin scabiÄ“s (“scurf; scab, mange, itch"), from scabō (“scratch, scrape").

    From Wiktionary