swine fever

noun

Definition of swine fever

  1. 1 :  hog cholera

  2. 2 :  an acute highly contagious usually fatal disease of swine that is caused by a double-stranded DNA virus (species African swine fever virus of the genus Asfivirus, family Asfarviridae), that resembles but is more severe than hog cholera, and that is indigenous to Africa —called also African swine fever

1886

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1886


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