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sarcoptic in Medicine

sarcoptic sar·cop·tic (sär-kŏp'tĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or caused by mites of the family Sarcoptidae.

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  • Like the sarcoptic, follicular mange is transferable from one dog to another, though less readily than the former.

    Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton
  • sarcoptic mange, frequently called "barn itch," is caused by a mite very similar to that which causes itch in human beings.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

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