malignant catarrh

noun

variants or less commonly malignant catarrhal fever
1
: a catarrhal fever of cattle apparently caused by a filterable virus and marked by acute edematous inflammation of the respiratory and digestive systems and sometimes of the sinuses of the head and eyes and genitourinary organs
2
: hepatic coccidiosis of the rabbit

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“Malignant catarrh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malignant%20catarrh. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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