Definition of sarcoptic mange in English:

Share this entry

sarcoptic mange

Pronunciation: /sɑːˈkɒptɪk/

noun

[mass noun]
A form of mange caused by the itch mite and tending to affect chiefly the abdomen and hindquarters. Compare with demodectic mange.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sarc|op¦tic mange

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.