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braxy

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noun \ˈbrak-sē\

Medical Definition of braxy

plural brax·ies

  1. 1:  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

  2. 2:  a sheep dead from natural causes and especially from disease; also :  mutton from such a carcass




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