reindeer pest

noun
variants: or reindeer plague

Definition of reindeer pest

: an enzootic highly fatal malignant edema of reindeer characterized by excitement, lack of appetite, staggering gait, difficult respiration, and edematous swellings

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“Reindeer pest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reindeer%20pest. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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