transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun
any of several encephalopathies, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, and kuru, characterized by spongy degeneration of brain tissue and believed to result from the ingestion of a toxic protein or virus.
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transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
 
n
the full name for TSE

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