Molteno disease

noun Mol·te·no disease \mōlˈtē(ˌ)nō-\

Definition of Molteno disease

  1. :  a frequently fatal intoxication of southern African cattle marked by liver injury and extreme emaciation due to feeding on a groundsel (Senecio burchellii) — compare winton disease

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Origin and Etymology of molteno disease

after Molteno Farmers' Association, Union of South Africa, that first investigated it


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