louping-ill

louping ill

[lou-ping, loh-, loo-]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
an acute viral disease of sheep affecting the nervous system, transmitted by a tick.

Origin:
1810–20; see loup2

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louping ill (ˈlaʊpɪŋ, ˈləʊ-)
 
n
a viral disease of sheep causing muscular twitching and partial paralysis: transmitted by the bite of an infected tick (Ixodes ricinus)
 
[C18 louping, from loup²]

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