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sarcoptic

[ sär-kŏptĭk ]
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adj.
Of, relating to, or caused by mites of the family Sarcoptidae.
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How to use sarcoptic in a sentence

  • A mixed infection—sarcoptic plus psorotic acariasis—is sometimes seen.

  • Like the sarcoptic, follicular mange is transferable from one dog to another, though less readily than the former.

    Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
  • Sarcoptic mange, frequently called "barn itch," is caused by a mite very similar to that which causes itch in human beings.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
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