Molteno disease

Mol·​te·​no disease | \ mōlˈtē(ˌ)nō- \

Definition of Molteno disease

: 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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History and Etymology for Molteno disease

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

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“Molteno disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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