[ skey-beez, -bee-eez ]
/ ˈskeɪ biz, -biˌiz /
noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of scabies
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scabiēs roughness, the itch, derivative of scabere to scratch, scrape; cognate with shave
Related formssca·bi·et·ic [skey-bee-et-ik] /ˌskeɪ biˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
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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 Formsscabietic (ˌskeɪbɪˈɛtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for scabies
C15: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave
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Medicine definitions for scabietic (1 of 2)
[ skā′bē-ĕt′ĭk ]
Relating to or affected with scabies.
Medicine 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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