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sca·bies

 (skā′bēz)
n. pl. scabies
1. A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
2. A similar disease in animals, especially sheep.

[Middle English, from Latin scabiēs, from scabere, to scratch.]

scabies

(ˈskeɪbiːz; -bɪˌiːz)
n
(Pathology) 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

sca•bies

(ˈskeɪ biz, -biˌiz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a form of mange caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows into the skin.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scabiēs roughness of the skin, mange, derivative of scabere to scratch]
sca`bi•et′ic (-biˈɛt ɪk) adj.

scabies

An infestation of mites that burrow into the skin of the hands, feet, or groin, causing an allergic reaction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scabies - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mitescabies - a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch"
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

scabies

[ˈskeɪbiːz] NSINGsarna f

scabies

nKrätze f, → Skabies f (spec); (of animal also)Räude f, → Schäbe f

scabies

[ˈskeɪbiːz] n (Med) → scabbia

sca·bies

n. sarna, infección cutánea parasitaria muy contagiosa que causa picazón.

scabies

n sarna, escabiosis f (form); Norwegian — sarna noruega
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