Definition of demodectic mange in English:

demodectic mange

Syllabification: de·mo·dec·tic mange
Pronunciation: /ˌdēməˈdektik ˈmānj
 
/

noun

  • A form of mange caused by follicle mites and tending to affect chiefly the head and foreparts. Compare with sarcoptic mange.
    More example sentences
    • Most pets that have demodectic mange are young, which is a big aid in the diagnostic process.
    • Dogs infected with scabies or demodectic mange should be groomed following the advice of your veterinarian only.
    • Occasionally, an animal will develop demodectic mange as an adult; however, this usually means that the animal has another medical condition that is compromising the immune system.

Origin

late 19th century: demodectic from modern Latin Demodex (from Greek dēmos 'fat' + dēx 'woodworm') + -ic.

More definitions of demodectic mange

Definition of demodectic mange in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person