foot rot

noun

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

First Known Use of foot rot

1706


Medical Dictionary

foot rot

noun

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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