mange

[meynj]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. any of various skin diseases caused by parasitic mites, affecting animals and sometimes humans and characterized by loss of hair and scabby eruptions.

Origin of mange

1375–1425; late Middle English manjewe < Middle French mangeue an eating, itch, derivative of mangier to eat; see manger
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Related Words for mange

eruption, eczema, psoriasis, scab, scabies, dermatitis

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British Dictionary definitions for mange

mange

noun
  1. an infectious disorder mainly affecting domestic animals, characterized by itching, formation of papules and vesicles, and loss of hair: caused by parasitic mites

Word Origin for mange

C14: from Old French mangeue itch, literally: eating, from mangier to eat
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Word Origin and History for mange
n.

"skin disease of animals," early 15c., from Old French manjue "the itch," also "hunger, appetite; itching, longing," literally "the eating," verbal noun from a collateral form of Old French mangier "to eat" (Modern French manger) "to eat," from Late Latin manducare "to chew, eat," from manducus "glutton," from Latin mandere "to chew" (see mandible).

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mange in Medicine

mange

[mānj]
n.
  1. Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.
Related formsmangy (mān) adj.
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