gid

noun
\ ˈgid How to pronounce gid (audio) \

Definition of gid

: a disease especially of sheep caused by the larva of a tapeworm (Multiceps multiceps) in the brain

First Known Use of gid

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gid

back-formation from giddy

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“Gid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gid. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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gid

noun
\ ˈgid How to pronounce gid (audio) \

Medical Definition of gid

: a disease especially of sheep that is caused by the presence in the brain of the coenurus of a tapeworm of the genus Taenia (T. multiceps) of the dog and related carnivores and is characterized by cerebral disturbances, dilated pupils, dizziness and circling movements, emaciation, and usually death

called also sturdy, turn-sick

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