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

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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

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“Styfsiekte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styfsiekte. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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