sarcoptic mange
noun Etymology: New Latin Sarcoptes, from sarc- + Greek koptein to cut — more at capon Date: 1886 mange caused by mites (genus Sarcoptes) burrowing in the skin especially of the head and face

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  • sarcoptic mange — n a mange caused by mites of the genus Sarcoptes that burrow in the skin esp. of the head and face compare CHORIOPTIC MANGE, DEMODECTIC MANGE * * * scabies in animals other than humans …   Medical dictionary

  • sarcoptic mange — noun Mange in dogs caused by Sarcoptes scabiei canis, the sarcoptic mange mite …   Wiktionary

  • sarcoptic mange — sar•cop′tic mange′ [[t]sɑrˈkɒp tɪk[/t]] n. vet mange caused by burrowing mites of the genus Sarcoptes[/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90; < NL Sarcopt(es) genus name (irreg. < Gk sar(k) sarc +kópt(ein) to peck, gnaw, strike …   From formal English to slang

  • sarcoptic mange — noun : a mange caused by mites (genus Sarcoptes) burrowing in the skin especially of the head and face called also barn itch; compare chorioptic mange …   Useful english dictionary

  • sarcoptic mange — /sahr kop tik/, Vet. Pathol. mange caused by burrowing mites of the genus Sarcoptes. [1885 90; < NL Sarcopt(es) genus name (irreg. < Gk sar(k) SARC + kópt(ein) to peck, gnaw, strike + NL es n. ending (L es)) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • sarcoptic mange — [sα: kɒptɪk] noun a form of mange chiefly affecting the abdomen and hindquarters. Origin C19: from mod. L. Sarcoptes (genus name of the itch mite, from Gk sarx, sark flesh ) + ic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mange — Classification and external resources Dog with skin irritation and hair loss caused by mange DiseasesDB 33039 …   Wikipedia

  • mange — A cutaneous disease of domestic and wild animals caused by any one of several genera of skin burrowing mites; in humans, mite infestations are usually referred to as scabies. [Fr. manger, to eat] demodectic m. an infestation of the hair follicles …   Medical dictionary

  • mange — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English manjewe, from Anglo French manjue, from manger to eat Date: 1540 any of various persistent contagious skin diseases marked especially by eczematous inflammation and loss of hair, affecting domestic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chorioptic mange — n mange caused by mites of the genus Chorioptes that usu. attack only the surface of the skin esp. about the feet and lower legs or in cattle at the base of the tail compare DEMODECTIC MANGE, SARCOPTIC MANGE * * * mange caused by infestation with …   Medical dictionary

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