styfsiekte

noun
styf·​siek·​te | \ ˈstāfˌsēktə, ˈstīf- \
variants: or styfziekte \ -​ˌzē-​ \
plural -s

Definition of styfsiekte

Africa
: aphosphorosis of cattle marked by faulty bone structure and lameness — compare lamsiekte

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for styfsiekte

Afrikaans styfsiekte, from styf stiff (from Dutch stijf, from Middle Dutch) + siekte disease, sickness, from Middle Dutch, from siek, siec ill, sick

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About styfsiekte

Dictionary Entries Near styfsiekte

stwy

sty

styca

styfsiekte

stygian

styl-

stylar

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for styfsiekte

Cite this Entry

“Styfsiekte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styfsiekte. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!