foot–and–mouth disease

noun

Definition of foot–and–mouth disease

  1. :  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

1862

First Known Use of foot–and–mouth disease

1862


FOOT–AND–MOUTH DISEASE Defined for English Language Learners

foot–and–mouth disease

noun

Definition of foot–and–mouth disease for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

foot–and–mouth disease

noun

Medical Definition of foot–and–mouth disease

  1. :  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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