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demodectic mange

Line breaks: demo|dec¦tic mange
Pronunciation: /ˌdiːmə(ʊ)ˈdɛktɪk
 
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Definition of demodectic mange in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of mange caused by follicle mites and tending to affect chiefly the head and foreparts. Compare with sarcoptic mange.
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.

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