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[mass noun] A form of mange caused by the itch mite and tending to affect chiefly the abdomen and hindquarters.Compare with demodectic mange
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: sarcoptic from the modern Latin genus name Sarcoptes (from Greek sarx, sark- flesh) + -ic.
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