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rinderpest

noun rin·der·pest \ˈrin-dər-ˌpest\

Definition of RINDERPEST

:  an acute infectious disease of ruminant mammals (as cattle) that is caused by a morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus) and that is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes and by high mortality in epidemics

Origin of RINDERPEST

German, from Rinder, plural, cattle + Pest pestilence
First Known Use: 1865
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rinderpest

noun rin·der·pest \ˈrin-dər-ˌpest\

Medical Definition of RINDERPEST

:  an acute infectious usually fatal disease of ruminant animals (as cattle) that is caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus) and is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes—called also cattle plague

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