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sarcoptic mange

[ sahr-kop-tik ]
/ sɑrˈkɒp tɪk /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
mange caused by burrowing mites of the genus Sarcoptes.
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Origin of sarcoptic mange

1885–90; <New Latin Sarcopt(es) genus name (irregular <Greek sar(k)-sarc- + kópt(ein) to peck, gnaw, strike + New Latin -es noun ending (Latin -ēs)) + -ic
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