Definition of sarcoptic mange in English:

sarcoptic mange

Line breaks: sarc|op¦tic mange
Pronunciation: /sɑːˈkɒptɪk


[mass noun]
  • A form of mange caused by the itch mite and tending to affect chiefly the abdomen and hindquarters. Compare with demodectic mange.
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    • Phoebe had lost half her weight, had lice and sarcoptic mange.
    • Dogs of all ages may be affected, but sarcoptic mange is more common in young animals.


late 19th century: sarcoptic from the modern Latin genus name Sarcoptes (from Greek sarx, sark- 'flesh') + -ic.

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