scabio-, scabi-, scab-

(Latin: rough, scurfy, scabby, mangy; itch, itchy)

sarcoptic scabies (pl) (noun) (a plural that functions as a singular noun)
A disease of the skin that is caused by species of mites known as Sarcotidae, which infest a number of animals and humans: After June came back from her class trip, where they stayed at a youth hostel, her mother noticed that her body had red spots which started to itch and after the doctor examined her, it was confirmed that June had sarcoptic scabies, evidently acquired where she went to bed.

The same kind of unhealthy skin illness exists in animals; which is known as sarcoptic mange or sarcoptic itch.

A man named Jack took his dog to the veterinarian for its yearly checkup and sarcoptic mange was detected; so, the veterinarian gave Jack medication to relieve and to heal his dog and was told to go to his family doctor to make sure he didn’t have a form of sarcoptic scabies, too!

A dog is suffering with sarcoptic mange.
scab (SKAHB) (s) (noun), scabs (pl)
1. A "crust over a wound" that forms on a surface of missing skin from an injury which is composed of dried blood that forms over a cut or broken epidermis while it is healing: Sally stumbled and fell on the sidewalk which caused damage to her knees and resulted in scabs being on them while she was recuperating.

Little Jimmy was told that he should not pick at his scabs or try to remove them with his fingers because he would make the healing of his knees take much longer or even cause more pain.

2. Etymology: comes from Old English scaeb, "the crust that forms on a sore" which apparently is related to Latin scabies, "scab, itch, mange"; from scabere, "to scratch".
A misspelling of scabies.
scaberulous (s) (adjective), more scaberulous, most scaberulous
Descriptive of that which is slightly rough to the touch: When Dave fell off his bicycle and onto the pavement, the scaberulous injuries on his body took a long time before they were completely healed.
scabicide, scabieticide (s) (noun); scabicides, scabieticides (pl)
The killing of organisms that cause severe itching of the body: The medical treatment by scabicides results in destroying the invading mites so they can't cause patients to suffer any further.
scabies (SKAY beez, SKAH bees) (pl) (noun) (a plural used as a singular noun)
1. A contagious skin disease caused by parasitic mites and consisting of intense itching or irritation of the skin: The infestation of scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei, which dig into the flesh, where they lay eggs that hatch and spread into other areas of the outer body and cause lesions or excessive damage.

The hatched mites of scabies can pass from an infested person to another individual who is standing close to him or her; however, the infestation is usually more of a result of physical contact with infected people.

Scabies infecting the skin.

The symptoms of scabies are red and raised bumps that make a person want to scratch very often; especially, at night when he or she is trying to sleep, and such scratching results in the formation of severe scabs from the painful sores.

Scabies infecting the skin.

Scabies infecting the skin.

Scabies is common among infants, children, and young adults. Sometimes, it also happens to those who are institutionalized in nursing homes or even in hospitals.

2. Etymology: from Latin scabies, "the itch", which comes from scabere, "to scratch, to scrape, to dig".
scabietic (skay" bee ET ik), scabetic (skay" BEH tik) (adjective); more scabietic, more scabetic; most scabietic, most scabetic
A reference to a severe itching disease: Ingrid's scabietic condition had to be treated at the hospital because it was causing her to scratch all over which was resulting in too much bleeding on her skin.
scabiophobia (s) (noun), scabiophobias (pl)
An excessive fear of getting the "seven-year itch": Jill had a scabophobia because she saw how much her neighbor's little son suffered from the horrible skin infection and she didn't want to see her little girl go through such agony!
scabious (SKAY bee uhs, SKAHB ee uhs) (adjective), more scabious, most scabious
1. Characterized by severe itching: The scabious irritation of Joe's skin made it impossible for him to sleep and his scratching caused bleeding on many parts of his body.
2. Marked by healing skin: The scabious hard place on Mark's injured knee is getting better each day.
scabrate (s) (noun), scabrates (pl)
Something that is rough with a covering of stiff hairs, scales, or points: Healing skin that has been cut or scraped because of an injury often has scabrates while someone is in the process of getting well.
scabrous (SKAY bruhs, SKAHB ruhs) (adjective), more scabrous, most scabrous
1. Relating to having small projections on the skin: The scabrous section of Jim's damaged elbow was rough when touched because it was covered with damaged flesh that was caused when he slipped and fell down on a concrete sidewalk.
2. Etymology: borrowed from Late Latin scabrosus, "rough"; from Latin scaber, "rough, scaly"; related to scabere, "to scratch, to scrape".

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin": callus-; chorio-; cicatri- (scar); cori-; cuti-; hymen-; lepido- (scab, scale); papulo- (pimple); psoro- (itch, mange); pustu- (blister, pimple); rhytid- (wrinkle); sebo- (grease, oil).