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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