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hog cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy.
Also called swine fever.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • He cites the pork industry, which used to be blighted with hog cholera.
British Dictionary definitions for hog cholera

hog cholera

noun
1.
the US term for swine fever
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