Definition of scabies in English:

scabies

Syllabification: sca·bies
Pronunciation: /ˈskābēz
 
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noun

  • A contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite.
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    • Consequently malaria, diarrhoea, scabies and respiratory diseases are rife.
    • Not surprisingly, malnourishment and illness like fevers, coughs, malaria, scabies and diarrhoea are common.
    • This bad water has caused skin diseases such as impetigo, scabies and eczema, as well as chronic diarrhea problems.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting various skin diseases): from Latin, from scabere 'to scratch'. The current sense dates from the early 19th century.

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