Sarcoptes

Sarcoptes
Sar·cop·tes sär-'käp-(.)tēz n a genus of whitish itch mites that is the type genus of the family Sarcoptidae

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n.
a genus of small oval mites. The female of S. scabiei, the scabies mite, tunnels into the skin, where it lays its eggs. The presence of the mites causes severe irritation, which eventually leads to scabies.

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Sar·cop·tes (sahr-kopґtēz) [sarco- + Gr. koptein to cut] a genus of mites of the family Sarcoptidae. S. scabieґi is the scabies or itch mite of humans, which causes scabies. Varieties of the same species cause mange in other animals.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Sarcoptes — Sar*cop tes, n. [NL., from Gr. sa rx, sa rkos, flesh + ko ptein to cut.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of parasitic mites including the itch mites. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcoptes — Sarcoptes, s. Krätzmilbe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sarcoptes — Sarcoptes, die Krätzmilbe, s. Milben, S. 798; Sarcoptidae (Krätz oder Lausmilben), Familie aus der Ordnung der Milben (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sarcoptes — Sarcoptes, s. Krätzmilben …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sarcoptes — Grabmilben Krätzemilbe (Sarcoptes scabiei) Systematik Unterstamm: Kieferklauenträger (Chelicerata) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sarcoptes — /saˈkɒptiz/ (say sah kopteez) noun (plural sarcoptes) a mite, parasitic on mammals, causing irritation and skin damage. {Greek sarx flesh + koptein to cut} –sarcoptic, adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Sarcoptes — noun type genus of the family Sarcoptidae: itch mites • Syn: ↑genus Sarcoptes • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Sarcoptidae, ↑family Sarcoptidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sarcoptes — sar|cop|tes Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • sarcoptes — sar·cop·tes …   English syllables

  • Sarcoptes — n. a genus of small oval mites. The female of S. scabiei, the scabies mite, tunnels into the skin, where it lays its eggs. The presence of the mites causes severe irritation, which eventually leads to scabies …   The new mediacal dictionary

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