liver rot


noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease chiefly of sheep and cattle, characterized by sluggishness, weight loss, and local damage to the liver, caused by infection from the liver fluke.
Also called distomatosis, fascioliasis, liver fluke disease.

1830–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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liver rot

a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products [syn: black disease
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