scabietic

scabies

[skey-beez, -bee-eez]
noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
a contagious skin disease occurring especially in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the skin. Compare itch ( def 10 ), mange.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scabiēs roughness, the itch, derivative of scabere to scratch, scrape; cognate with shave

scabietic [skey-bee-et-ik] , adjective
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scabies (ˈskeɪbiːz, -bɪˌiːz)
 
n
a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
 
[C15: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave]
 
scabietic
 
adj

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scabies
skin disease, c.1400, from L. scabies "mange, itch," from scabere "to scratch," from PIE base *skab- "to scrape, scratch" (cf. Goth. scaban, O.E. sceafan "to scrape, shave;" O.C.S. skobli "scraper;" Lith. skabus "sharp," skabeti "to cut;" Lettish skabrs "splintery, sharp").
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scabies sca·bies (skā'bēz)
n.

  1. A contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and characterized by intense itching.

  2. A similar disease in animals.

scabietic sca·bi·et·ic (skā'bē-ět'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to or affected with scabies.

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