styfsiekte

noun

styf·​siek·​te
ˈstāfˌsēktə,
ˈstīf-
variants or styfziekte
-ˌzē-
plural -s
Africa
: aphosphorosis of cattle marked by faulty bone structure and lameness compare lamsiekte

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Styfsiekte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styfsiekte. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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