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a persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people)
A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites.
Etymology: manjewe, manjeue, from manjue, derived from mangier (modern French manger), from manducare
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The itch or scab in cattle.
Etymology: de mangeaison, French.
The sheep died of the rot, and the swine of the mange. Ben Jonson.
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The rot in sheep, or mange in swine. Hudibras, p. i.
Mange is a type of skin disease caused by parasitic mites. Because various species of mites also infect plants, birds and reptiles, the term "mange", or colloquially "the mange", suggesting poor condition of the skin and fur due to the infection, is sometimes reserved for pathological mite-infestation of nonhuman mammals. Thus, mange includes mite-associated skin disease in domestic mammals (cats and dogs), in livestock (such as sheep scab), and in wild mammals (for example, foxes, coyotes, cougars, and bears). Since mites belong to the arachnid subclass Acari (also called Acarina), another term for mite infestation is acariasis. Parasitic mites that cause mange in mammals embed themselves in either skin or hair follicles in the animal, depending upon their genus. Sarcoptes spp. burrow into skin, while Demodex spp. live in follicles. In humans, these two types of mite infections, which would be known as "mange" in furry mammals, are instead known respectively as scabies and demodicosis.
the scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts
Etymology: [See Mangy.]
Mange is a class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites. Since mites also infect plants, birds, and reptiles, the term "mange", suggesting poor condition of the hairy coat due to the infection, is sometimes reserved only for pathological mite-infestation of nonhuman mammals. Thus, mange includes mite-associated skin disease in domestic animals, in livestock, and in wild animals. Since mites belong to the arachnid subclass Acari, another term for mite infestation is acariasis. Parasitic mites that cause mange in mammals embed themselves either in skin or hair follicles in the animal, depending upon their genus. Sarcoptes spp. burrow into skin, while Demodex spp. live in follicles. In humans, these two types of mite infections, which would otherwise be known as "mange" in furry mammals, are instead known, respectively, as scabies and demodicosis. However, the mites that cause these diseases in humans are closely related to those that cause the mange in other mammals.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mānj, n. the scab or itch which eats the skin of domestic animals. [From adj. mangy.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mange is ranked #51512 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Mange surname appeared 404 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mange.
63.3% or 256 total occurrences were White.
32.4% or 131 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
1.4% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of mange in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of mange in a Sentence
When a dog mews, it's because he eats him (Si le chien miaule, c'est qu'il le mange)
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