mange

[ meynj ]
/ meɪndʒ /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for mange

mange

/ (meɪndʒ) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for mange

mange

[ mānj ]

n.

Any of several chronic skin diseases of mammals caused by parasitic mites and characterized by skin lesions, itching, and loss of hair.

Related forms

mangy (mān) adj.
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