Bang's disease

noun

: brucellosis
specifically : contagious abortion of cattle caused by a brucella (Brucella abortus)

Word History

Etymology

Bernhard L. F. Bang †1932 Danish veterinarian

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bang's disease was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Bang's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bang%27s%20disease. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

Bang's disease

noun
: brucellosis
specifically : contagious abortion of cattle caused by a bacterium of the genus Brucella (B. abortus)

called also Bang's

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