scabies
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈskei.biz/
Noun

scabies (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An infestation of parasitic mites, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing intense itching caused by the mites burrowing into the skin of humans and other animals. It is easily transmissible from human to human; secondary skin infection may occur.
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