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a widely distributed genus of mites, including the species S. scabie´i, the itch mite, the cause of scabies in man; different varieties of the organism cause mange in different animals.
Sarcoptes/Sar·cop·tes/ (sahr-kop´tēz) a genus of mites, including S. scabie´i, the cause of scabies in humans.
A genus of Acarina that includes the mites that infest humans and animals. Sarcoptes scabiei causes scabies in humans.See: illustrationillustration
a widely distributed genus of mites in the family Sarcoptidae which causes sarcoptic mange. Their nomenclature is confused but the most widely used system of nomenclature is Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis, var. suis, var. equi, var. ovis, var. bovis, etc.
potentially pathogenic for tapirs.