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braxy

[brak-see] /ˈbræk si/
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
1775-1785
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/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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