scrapie

noun scra·pie \ ˈskrā-pē \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of scrapie

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

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SCRAPIE Defined for English Language Learners

scrapie

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Definition of scrapie for English Language Learners

  • : a usually fatal brain disease that affects sheep


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scrapie

noun scra·pie \ ˈskrā-pē \

medical Definition of scrapie

: 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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