Definition of sarcoptic mange in English:

sarcoptic mange


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.


sarcoptic mange