Definition of Mange

1. Noun. A persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people).

Generic synonyms: Animal Disease
Derivative terms: Mangey, Mangy



Definition of Mange

1. n. The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts.

Definition of Mange

1. Noun. (pathology) A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mange

1. a skin disease of domestic animals [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mange

1. See: Mangy] The scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts. Mange insect, any one of several species of small parasitic mites, which burrow in the skin of cattle. Horses, dogs, and other animals, causing the mange. The mange insect of the horse (Psoroptes, or Dermatodectes, equi), and that of cattle (Symbiotes, or Dermatophagys, bovis) are the most important species. See Acarina. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mange

manganonaujakasite
manganosegelerite
manganosite
manganostibite
manganotantalite
manganotantalites
manganotitanium
manganotychite
manganous
manganum
manganvesuvianite
mangar
mangars
mangas
mangcorn
mange (current term)
mange-tout
mangeao
manged
mangel
mangel-wurzel
mangel beet
mangelin
mangels
mangelwurzel
mangelwurzels
mangemange
manger
mangeries
mangerlike

Literary usage of Mange

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1. The Horse: With a Treatise on Draught by William Youatt, Walker Watson (1866)
"mange in cattle has been propagated to the horse, and from the horse to cattle. ... mange has been said to originate in want of cleanliness in the ..."

2. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"mange in dogs has been occasionally overlooked because the pruritus was ascribed to lice. Prognosis.—Phthiriasis is serious and obstinate when young or ..."

3. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1908)
"REPORT ON SCABIES (mange) IN DOGS AND HORSES An enquiry from a Midland ... The disease in Man, and various mammals, known as itch, mange, scald, etc., ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne (1864)
"mange V. Holmes. It is perhaps unnecessary to consider the furl her objection urged against the validity of this policy, namely, that of the false statement ..."

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