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rinderpest

[rin-der-pest] /ˈrɪn dərˌpɛst/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
an acute, usually fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by high fever, diarrhea, and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
Also called cattle plague.
Origin of rinderpest
1860-1865
1860-65; < German, equivalent to Rinder cattle (plural of Rind) + Pest pestilence
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rinderpest

/ˈrɪndəˌpɛst/
noun
1.
an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
Word Origin
C19: German: cattle pest
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