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serious form of actinomycosis that affects the abdomen abdominal actinomycosis
serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles acquired immune deficiency syndrome , AIDS
serious and extreme acute , drastic , grievous
person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought addle-head , addlehead , birdbrain , loon
striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases Aedes albopictus , Asian tiger mosquito
serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer aficionado
tall perennial grass that spreads by creeping rhizomes and is grown for fodder; naturalized in southern United States where it is a serious pest on cultivated land Aleppa grass , evergreen millet , Johnson grass , means grass , Sorghum halapense , Sorghum halepense
antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective amiodarone , Cordarone
tricyclic antidepressant drug (trade name Elavil) with serious side effects; interacts with many other medications amitriptyline , amitriptyline hydrochloride , Elavil
cattle and sheep disease, serious anthrax , murrain
change from a serious subject to a disappointing one anticlimax , bathos
serious hard work assiduity , conscientiousness , diligence
serious bacterial disease of young chickens bacillary white diarrhea , bacillary white diarrhoea , pullorum disease
strain accidentally imported into Florida from the Middle East then spread to California where it is a very serious pest feeding on almost all vegetable crops and poinsettias Bemisia tabaci , poinsettia strain , superbug
exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infection biosafety level 3
small black sawfly native to Europe but established in eastern United States; larvae mine the leaves of birches causing serious defoliation birch leaf miner , Fenusa pusilla
fungus causing a serious disease in tobacco plants characterized by bluish-grey mildew on undersides of leaves blue mold fungus , Peronospora tabacina
common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide brown rat , Norway rat , Rattus norvegicus
serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution brown snail , Helix aspersa
serious and ludicrous blunder bull
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