takosis

noun
ta·​ko·​sis | \ təˈkōsə̇s, taˈk- \
plural -es

Definition of takosis

: a bacterial wasting disease of goats that is marked by diarrhea, pneumonic symptoms, and emaciation and is often fatal

History and Etymology for takosis

New Latin, from Greek tak- (akin to Greek tēkein to melt) + New Latin -osis

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“Takosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takosis. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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