foot-and-mouth dis-ease

foot-and-mouth disease

[foot-n-mouth]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
an acute, contagious, febrile disease of cattle, hogs, sheep, and other hoofed animals, caused by any of various rhinoviruses and characterized by vesicular eruptions in the mouth and about the hoofs, teats, and udder.


Origin:
1860–65

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foot-and-mouth disease
 
n
hoof-and-mouth disease, aphtha, Also called: aphthous fever, Technical name: contagious stomatitis an acute highly infectious viral disease of cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats, characterized by the formation of vesicular eruptions in the mouth and on the feet, esp around the hoofs

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foot-and-mouth disease n.
An acute, highly contagious degenerative viral disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, characterized by fever and the eruption of vesicles around the mouth and hoofs. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.

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foot-and-mouth disease  
A highly contagious disease of cattle and other hoofed animals caused by any of various viruses of the family Picornaviridae and the genus Aphthovirus , characterized by fever and the presence of blisters around the mouth and hooves.
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