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  1. A genus of acarids that includes the itch mite.
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Examples from the Web for sarcoptes

Historical Examples of 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.


    T. Spencer Cobbold