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Any of several contagious skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.
[Middle English manjeue, from Old French manjue, from mangier, to eat; see manger.]
(Veterinary Science) an infectious disorder mainly affecting domestic animals, characterized by itching, formation of papules and vesicles, and loss of hair: caused by parasitic mites
[C14: from Old French mangeue itch, literally: eating, from mangier to eat]
any of various skin diseases caused by parasitic mites, affecting animals and sometimes humans and characterized by loss of hair and scabby eruptions.
[1530–40; < Middle French mangeue itch, n. derivative of mangier to eat; see manger]