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      n   a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules  
     (C15: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave)  
  scabietic      adj  
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