UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskeɪbiːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈskeɪbiz, -biˌiz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skābēz, -bē ēz′)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sca•bies /ˈskeɪbiz, -biˌiz/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable;  used with a singular verb]
  1. Pathologyan itchy skin disease.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sca•bies  (skābēz, -bē ēz′),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. v.) [Pathol., Vet. Pathol.]
  1. Pathology, Veterinary Diseasesa contagious skin disease occurring esp. in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the skin. Cf.  itch (def. 10), mange. 
sca•bi•et•ic  (skābēz, -bē ēz′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin scabiēs roughness, the itch, derivative of scabere to scratch, scrape; cognate with shave
  • 1350–1400; Middle English

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
scabies /ˈskeɪbiːz -bɪˌiːz/ n
  1. a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by intense itching, inflammation, and the formation of vesicles and pustules
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin: scurf, from scabere to scratch; see shave
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