Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

grass tetany

noun

Medical Definition of grass tetany

  1. :  a disease of cattle and especially milk cows marked by tetanic staggering, convulsions, coma, and frequently death and caused by reduction of blood calcium and magnesium when overeating on lush pasture—called also hypomagnesia; compare milk fever 2, staggers 1




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up grass tetany? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!