locoism

locoism

[loh-koh-iz-uhm]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis.
Also called loco, loco disease.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; loco + -ism

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locoism (ˈləʊkəʊˌɪzəm)
 
n
another word for loco disease

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