American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A contagious skin disease caused by a parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and characterized by intense itching.
- n. A similar disease in animals, especially sheep.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The itch; a contagious disease of the skin. due to a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. which forms burrows (cuniculi) in the epidermis and gives rise to more or less severe dermatitis. See cut under itch-mite.
- n. pathology An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The itch.
- n. a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
- From Latin scabiēs ("scurf; scab, mange, itch"), from scabō ("scratch, scrape"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin scabiēs, from scabere, to scratch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name meaning "in place where gives the scabies" is not encouraging.”
“This is why a unionized workforce is a good thing: Disney World's costumed characters have won the right to wear their own underwear to work, after years of getting crabs and scabies from the Disney-provided articles.”
“The scabies might be the stress that pushed your dad over the edge into having a heart attack, and the good thing, Jessie, is that he had the heart attack before it was a massive one—so he could have the surgery and be okay.”
“A mysterious disease, known as the scabies, had broken out among the Russian apostles.”
“Black and Bartholomew then developed a skin rash known as scabies, which they said was due to their contact with the diseased puppy.”
“They are also most prone to several diseases such as scabies and malaria.”
“No. Pets become infested with a different kind of scabies mite.”
“Dermatological and ophthalmic diseases directly due to a lack of hygiene such as scabies, trachoma, conjunctivitis, etc.”
“After I had been treated with sulphur for "scabies" a couple of weeks, a hole came in my throat just like the one I had on my foot -- a white hole with a black band round it, and all the flesh for about six inches beyond it”
“Bruce Bowker, a vet practising in Nova Scotia, says some in the medical camp caution against a human/pet bed because of the possibility of cross-species transmission of infectious diseases HIN1 Influenza, MRSA, and external parasites such as scabies and ringworm and internal parasites like roundworm.”
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