Medical Dictionary


noun rin·der·pest \ˈrin-dər-ˌpest\

Medical Definition of RINDERPEST

:  an acute infectious usually fatal disease of ruminant animals (as cattle) that is caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus) and is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes—called also cattle plague


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