[ sär-kŏptĭk ]


Of, relating to, or caused by mites of the family Sarcoptidae.

Nearby words

  1. silica glass,
  2. silicate,
  3. silicates,
  4. silication,
  5. silicatosis,
  6. silici-,
  7. silicic,
  8. silicic acid,
  9. silicide,
  10. siliciferous

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Examples from the Web for sarcoptic

  • 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