: a malignant edema of sheep that involves gastrointestinal invasion by a spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. septicum), produces an enterotoxemia characterized by staggering, convulsions, coma, and death, and is common in Iceland, Scotland, and Norway—compare black disease
: a sheep dead from natural causes and especially from disease; also: mutton from such a carcass
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