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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mange(noun)

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


  1. mange(Noun)

    A skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites.

    Etymology: manjewe, manjeue, from manjue, derived from mangier (modern French manger), from manducare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mange(noun)

    the scab or itch in cattle, dogs, and other beasts

    Etymology: [See Mangy.]


  1. Mange

    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

  1. Mange

    mānj, n. the scab or itch which eats the skin of domestic animals. [From adj. mangy.]

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  2. Megan

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mange in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mange in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Conjugal government requires its treatises. A young woman setting out in life lacks a printed guide. Her cookery-book, however, may afford some useful hints till one be actually directed to the important subject just mentioned. Many well-known receipts are equally available for a batterie de cuisine or du cœur. Your roasted husband is subdued by the fire of fierce words and fiercer looks — your broiled husband, under the pepper and salt of taunt and innuendo — your stewed husband, under the constant application of petty vexations — your boiled husband dissolves under the watery influences — while your confectionized husband goes through a course of the blanc mange of flattery, or the preserves and sweets of caresses and smiles.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    When a dog mews, it's because he eats him (Si le chien miaule, c'est qu'il le mange)

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