[ skey-beez, -bee-eez ]
/ ˈskeɪ biz, -biˌiz /
noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of scabies
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scabiēs roughness, the itch, derivative of scabere to scratch, scrape; cognate with shave
OTHER WORDS FROM scabiessca·bi·et·ic [skey-bee-et-ik] /ˌskeɪ biˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby scabies
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British Dictionary definitions for scabietic
/ (ˈskeɪbiːz, -bɪˌiːz) /
a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
Derived forms of scabiesscabietic (ˌskeɪbɪˈɛtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for scabies
C15: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave
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Medical definitions for scabietic (1 of 2)
[ skā′bē-ĕt′ĭk ]
Relating to or affected with scabies.
Medical definitions for scabietic (2 of 2)
[ skā′bēz ]
A contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and characterized by intense itching.
A similar disease in animals.
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