mad cow disease

noun

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First Known Use of mad cow disease

1988

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MAD COW DISEASE Defined for English Language Learners

mad cow disease

Definition of mad cow disease for English Language Learners

  • : a fatal disease that affects the brain and nervous system of cattle


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mad cow disease

noun \ -ˈkau̇- \

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