Definition of mange in English:

mange

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Pronunciation: /meɪn(d)ʒ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It is characterized by severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions: foxes that get mange die in three or four months my dog has the mange
More example sentences
  • Others are rather unpleasant parasites themselves, such as ticks, chiggers, and the skin mites that cause mange and scabies.
  • The main threat to dogs, he adds, comes from mange, a skin disease caused by mites, which is common in urban foxes.
  • The puppy has a gut infection, mange, a severe skin problem, worms, fleas and ear mites.
Synonyms
scabies, scab, itch, rash, eruption, skin infection

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French mangeue, from mangier 'eat', from Latin manducare 'to chew'.

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