Meaning of scabies
Pronunciation: (skā'bēz, -bē-ēz"), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.) Pathol., Vet. Pathol.
- a contagious skin disease occurring esp. in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the skin. Cf.(def. 10),
- scabies (Thesaurus)