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variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

noun

Medical Definition of VARIANT CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE

:  a fatal prion disease that is held to be a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the prion associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contracted by consuming infected beef or beef products—abbreviation vCJD; called also new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variant CJD
May 26, 2015
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