from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mange caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.
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- proper n. Mange in dogs caused by Sarcoptes scabiei canis, the sarcoptic mange mite.
From New Latin Sarcoptes, genus name : sarco- + Greek koptein, to cut.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)