sarcoptic mange

noun Veterinary Pathology.
mange caused by burrowing mites of the genus Sarcoptes.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin Sarcopt(es) genus name (irregular < Greek sar(k)- sarc- + kópt(ein) to peck, gnaw, strike + Neo-Latin -es noun ending (Latin -ēs)) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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