scabies


scabies
scabies [skā′bēz, skā′bē ēz΄]
n.
[L, roughness, itch: see SCAB]
a contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) that burrows under the skin to deposit eggs, causing intense itching
scabietic [skā′bē et′ik]
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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