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

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Origin and Etymology of rinderpest

German, from Rinder, plural, cattle + Pest pestilence


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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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