foot rot


foot rot

noun

Definition of FOOT ROT

1
:  a progressive inflammation of the feet of sheep, goats, or cattle that is associated with bacterial infection
2
:  a plant disease marked by rot of the stem near the ground

First Known Use of FOOT ROT

1708

foot rot

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOOT ROT

: a progressive inflammation of foot tissues (as between the digits) especially of sheep or cattle; specifically : a necrobacillosis marked by sloughing, ulceration, suppuration, and sometimes loss of the hoof

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