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hog cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology
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 of hog cholera
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

the US term for swine fever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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