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scrapie

noun scra·pie \ˈskrā-pē\

: a usually fatal brain disease that affects sheep

Full Definition of SCRAPIE

:  a usually fatal prion disease of sheep and goats characterized by twitching, excitability, intense itching, excessive thirst, emaciation, weakness, and finally paralysis

Origin of SCRAPIE

1scrape
First Known Use: 1910

Rhymes with SCRAPIE

scrapie

noun scra·pie \ˈskrā-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCRAPIE

:  a usually fatal prion disease of sheep and goats that is characterized by twitching, excitability, intense itching, excessive thirst, emaciation, weakness, and finally paralysis

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