noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
- scabby mouth,
Origin of scabies
Examples from the Web for 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.
Kamala is also used externally by the natives of India in various skin complaints, particularly in scabies.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
I happened to have blood-poisoning, not scabies, and I have it still.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919|William Orpen
But in another passage he calls kermes, not improperly, a scurf or scab of the tree, scabies fruticis.
The mites live on or under the skin of mammals and birds, where they produce the disease known as scabies, mange, or itch.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
That Scabies, or the itch, is occasioned by a mite, is not a doctrine peculiar to the moderns.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. I (of 4)|William Kirby
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.