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sarcoptes scabiei

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Sarcoptes scabiei Sarcoptes sca·bi·e·i (skā'bē-ē'ī)
n.
The itch mite, varieties of which affect humans and various animals and cause scabies and mange.

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  • Adopting M. Mgnins classification they are sarcoptes scabiei, var.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • To the invasion of the cutaneous structures by an animal parasite, the sarcoptes scabiei (acarus scabiei).

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • Our animal, which a small lens makes very distinct, has been more than once confounded with the sarcoptes scabiei.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • sarcoptes scabiei not only attacks man but also occurs on a large number of mammals.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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