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bovine spongiform encephalopathy

noun

Medical Definition of BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY

:  a fatal prion disease of cattle that affects the nervous system, resembles or is identical with scrapie of sheep and goats, and is probably transmitted by infected tissue in food—abbreviation BSE; called also mad cow disease
April 25, 2015
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