rinderpest

[rin-der-pest]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
an acute, usually fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by high fever, diarrhea, and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
Also called cattle plague.


Origin:
1860–65; < German, equivalent to Rinder cattle (plural of Rind) + Pest pestilence

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rinderpest (ˈrɪndəˌpɛst)
 
n
an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
 
[C19: German: cattle pest]

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