braxy

braxy

[brak-see] Veterinary Pathology.
noun
1.
Also called bradsot. an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines of sheep, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium septicum.
adjective
2.
affected with braxy.

Origin:
1775–85; back formation from braxes (brax for bracks (plural of brack, Old English brǣc rheum; akin to break) + -es plural ending)

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braxy (ˈbræksɪ)
 
n
an acute and usually fatal bacterial disease of sheep characterized by high fever, coma, and inflammation of the fourth stomach, caused by infection with Clostridium septicum
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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