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scabies definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; "he has a bad case of the itch" [syn: scabies, itch]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural scabies) Etymology: Latin, from scabere to scratch Date: 1814 contagious itch or mange especially with exudative crusts that is caused by parasitic mites (especially Sarcoptes scabiei) scabietic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a contagious skin disease causing severe itching (cf. ITCH). Etymology: ME f. L f. scabere scratch

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Itch Itch, n. 1. (Med.) An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact. 2. Any itching eruption. 3. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also scabies, psora, etc. 4. A constant irritating desire. An itch of being thought a divine king. --Dryden. Baker's itch. See under Baker. Barber's itch, sycosis. Bricklayer's itch, an eczema of the hands attended with much itching, occurring among bricklayers. Grocer's itch, an itching eruption, being a variety of eczema, produced by the sugar mite (Tyrogluphus sacchari). Itch insect (Zo["o]l.), a small parasitic mite (Sarcoptes scabei) which burrows and breeds beneath the human skin, thus causing the disease known as the itch. See Illust. in Append. Itch mite. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Itch insect, above. Also, other similar mites affecting the lower animals, as the horse and ox. Sugar baker's itch, a variety of eczema, due to the action of sugar upon the skin. Washerwoman's itch, eczema of the hands and arms, occurring among washerwomen.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scabies Sca"bi*es, n. (Med.) The itch.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Scabies is a very infectious skin disease caused by very small creatures and makes you want to scratch a lot.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [L.] (Med.) The itch, mange, scab, psora.

Moby Thesaurus

Texas fever, acne, acne vulgaris, anthrax, aphthous fever, bighead, black quarter, blackleg, blackwater, blind staggers, bloody flux, broken wind, cattle plague, charbon, dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis, distemper, eczema, elephantiasis, epithelioma, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem, foot-and-mouth disease, gapes, glanders, heat rash, heaves, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hives, hog cholera, hoof-and-mouth disease, hydrophobia, impetigo, itch, jungle rot, leprosy, lichen, lichen primus, liver rot, loco, loco disease, locoism, lupus, lupus vulgaris, mad staggers, malignant catarrh, malignant catarrhal fever, malignant pustule, mange, megrims, miliaria, milzbrand, paratuberculosis, pemphigus, pip, prickly heat, pruigo, pruritus, pseudotuberculosis, psora, quarter evil, rabies, rinderpest, ringworm, rot, sheep rot, shingles, skin cancer, splenic fever, staggers, stringhalt, swine dysentery, tetter

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