Origin of scabies
Related Words for scabiesAIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, eruption, eczema, psoriasis, scab, scabies, dermatitis, clap, HIV, STD, VD, chancroid, chlamydia, crabs
Examples from the Web for scabies
Contemporary Examples of scabies
I tried to sneak in a quick scratch every time Bachardy looked down, but I must have looked like a crazy person with scabies.Modeling for Don Bachardy
July 5, 2010
Historical Examples of scabies
I happened to have blood-poisoning, not scabies, and I have it still.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919
As for Sulphur, "the common people have long used it as an ointment" for scabies.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Guinea pig, like the rabbit, suffers from scabies and coccidiosis.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Is the grade of cutaneous irritation the same in all cases of scabies?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Scabies is an itching skin disease, which it takes at least a week to cure.A German deserter's war experience
- a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
Word Origin for scabies
skin disease, "the itch," c.1400, from Latin scabies "mange, itch, roughness," from scabere "to scratch, scrape," from PIE root *(s)kep-, a base forming words meaning "to cut, scrape, hack" (cf. Gothic scaban, Old English sceafan "to scrape, shave;" Greek skaptein "to dig;" "Old Church Slavonic skobli "scraper;" Lithuanian skabus "sharp," skabeti "to cut;" Lettish skabrs "splintery, sharp"). Related: Scabious.
- A contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and characterized by intense itching.
- A similar disease in animals.