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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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Our correspondent says the county health team and the Ministry of Health had earlier expressed uncertainties over the identity of the skin infection, although they said most of the signs and symptoms patients were showing resemble scabies.
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