- A genus of acarids that includes the itch mite.
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Examples from the Web for sarcoptes
This sarcoptes prefers to live under the epidermis of the feet.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
Sarcoptes hominis is sometimes found in this region, having been carried there by hands infested with this parasite.
It reproduces itself with equal rapidity and causes similar symptoms to those produced by the Sarcoptes.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
Our animal, which a small lens makes very distinct, has been more than once confounded with the Sarcoptes scabiei.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
Adopting M. Mgnins classification they are Sarcoptes scabiei, var.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold