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sarcoptic mange

[sahr-kop-tik]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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