hoof-and-mouth disease

noun

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are seven types of hoof-and-mouth disease and more than 60 subtypes or strains. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 27 May 2021 Before 2020, the service had reportedly been interrupted just twice: during World War II and in the 1920s during an outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease. Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2021 It must not be allowed to spread like hoof-and-mouth disease, across the nation. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hoof-and-mouth disease was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Hoof-and-mouth disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoof-and-mouth%20disease. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

hoof-and-mouth disease

noun

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