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black disease

noun

Definition of BLACK DISEASE

:  a fatal toxemia of sheep associated with simultaneous infection by liver flukes (Fasciola hepatica) and an anaerobic toxin-producing clostridium (Clostridium novyi) and characterized by liver necrosis and subcutaneous hemorrhage—compare blackleg, braxy, liver rot, malignant edema
March 27, 2015
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