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mange


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mange  \Mange\,  n.  [See  {Mangy}.]  (Vet.) 
  The  scab  or  itch  in  cattle,  dogs,  and  other  beasts. 
 
  {Mange  insect}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mange 
  n  :  an  persistent  and  contagious  disease  of  the  skin  causing 
  inflammation  and  itching  and  loss  of  hair;  affects 
  domestic  animals  (and  sometimes  people) 




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