foot-and-mouth disease

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foot–and–mouth disease

noun

: a serious and often deadly disease of animals (such as cows and sheep)

Full Definition of FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

:  an acute contagious febrile disease especially of cloven-footed animals that is caused by serotypes of a picornavirus (species Foot-and-mouth disease virus of the genus Aphthovirus) and is marked by ulcerating vesicles in the mouth, about the hooves, and on the udder and teats —called also foot-and-mouth, hoof-and-mouth disease — compare hand, foot and mouth disease

First Known Use of FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

1862

foot–and–mouth disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOOT–AND–MOUTH DISEASE

: an acute contagious febrile disease especially of cloven-hoofed animals that is caused by any of seven serotypes of a picornavirus (species Foot-and-mouth disease virus of the genus Aphthovirus) and is marked by ulcerating vesicles in the mouth, about the hooves, and on the udder and teats—called also aftosa, aphthous fever, foot-and-mouth, hoof-and-mouth disease; compare hand, foot and mouth disease

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