Definition of gid
: a disease especially of sheep caused by the larva of a tapeworm (Multiceps multiceps) in the brain
Origin of gid
back-formation from giddy
First Known Use: 1601
Medical Definition of gid
: a disease especially of sheep that is caused by the presence in the brain of the coenurus of a tapeworm of the genus Taenia (T. multiceps) of the dog and related carnivores and is characterized by cerebral disturbances, dilated pupils, dizziness and circling movements, emaciation, and usually death—called also sturdy, turn-sick
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