enterotoxemia

enterotoxemia

[en-tuh-roh-tok-see-mee-uh]
noun
1.
Veterinary Pathology. a systemic disease of livestock, caused by intestinal toxins of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens, characterized by diarrhea and convulsions, and usually rapidly fatal.
2.
(not in technical use) diarrhea in domestic rabbits.

Origin:
1930–35; entero- + toxemia

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enterotoxemia

noun
a disease of cattle and sheep that is attributed to toxins absorbed from the intestines 
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