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swine fever

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of swine fever
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • We are having a grand lambing season, but there's a nasty spread of swine-fever, and the whole country's papered with handbills.

    My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
British Dictionary definitions for swine-fever

swine fever

an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoea US term hog cholera
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