rinderpest

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noun rin·der·pest \ˈrin-dər-ˌpest\

Definition of rinderpest

  1. :  an acute infectious disease of ruminant mammals (such as cattle) that is caused by a morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus) and that is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes and by high mortality in epidemics

Origin and Etymology of rinderpest

German, from Rinder, plural, cattle + Pest pestilence


First Known Use: 1865


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rinderpest

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noun rin·der·pest \ˈrin-dər-ˌpest\

Medical Definition of rinderpest

  1. :  an acute infectious usually fatal disease of ruminant animals (as cattle) that is caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus), is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes, and has been eradicated globally by widespread vaccination—called also cattle plague


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