foot rot


Definition of foot rot

1 : a progressive inflammation of the feet of sheep, goats, or cattle that is associated with bacterial infection
2 : a plant disease marked by rot of the stem near the ground

Examples of foot rot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Creating the organic layers too close to the trunks has encouraged foot rot a disease. Tom Maccubbin,, "Keep corn feeders in check with natural sprays," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of foot rot

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Foot rot.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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Medical Definition of foot rot

: a progressive inflammation of foot tissues (as between the digits) especially of sheep or cattle specifically : a necrobacillosis marked by sloughing, ulceration, suppuration, and sometimes loss of the hoof

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