foot-and-mouth disease

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Definition of foot-and-mouth disease 

: an acute contagious febrile disease especially of cloven-footed animals that is caused by serotypes of a picornavirus (species Foot-and-mouth disease virus of the genus Aphthovirus) and is marked by ulcerating vesicles in the mouth, about the hooves, and on the udder and teats

called also foot-and-mouth, hoof-and-mouth disease

— compare hand, foot and mouth disease

First Known Use of foot-and-mouth disease

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foot-and-mouth disease was in 1850

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foot-and-mouth disease

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English Language Learners Definition of foot-and-mouth disease

: a serious and often deadly disease of animals (such as cows and sheep)

foot-and-mouth disease

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Medical Definition of foot-and-mouth disease 

: an acute contagious febrile disease especially of cloven-hoofed animals that is caused by any of seven serotypes of a picornavirus (species Foot-and-mouth disease virus of the genus Aphthovirus) and is marked by ulcerating vesicles in the mouth, about the hooves, and on the udder and teats

called also aftosa, aphthous fever, foot-and-mouth, hoof-and-mouth disease

— compare hand, foot and mouth disease

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