A form of mange caused by the itch mite and tending to affect chiefly the abdomen and hindquarters.Compare with demodectic mange‘Phoebe had lost half her weight, had lice and sarcoptic mange.’
- ‘Dogs of all ages may be affected, but sarcoptic mange is more common in young animals.’
Late 19th century sarcoptic from the modern Latin genus name Sarcoptes (from Greek sarx, sark- ‘flesh’) + -ic.
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