scrapie

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noun scra·pie \ˈskrā-pē\

Definition of scrapie

  1. :  a usually fatal prion disease of sheep and goats characterized by twitching, excitability, intense itching, excessive thirst, emaciation, weakness, and finally paralysis

Origin and Etymology of scrapie

1scrape


First Known Use: 1910


SCRAPIE Defined for English Language Learners

scrapie

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noun scra·pie \ˈskrā-pē\

Definition of scrapie for English Language Learners

  • : a usually fatal brain disease that affects sheep


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scrapie

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noun scra·pie \ˈskrā-pē\

Medical Definition of scrapie

  1. :  a usually fatal prion disease of sheep and goats that is characterized by twitching, excitability, intense itching, excessive thirst, emaciation, weakness, and finally paralysis


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