variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun

Definition of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

: a fatal prion disease that is held to be a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the prion associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contracted by consuming infected beef or beef products abbreviation vCJD

called also variant CJD

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1996, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was in 1996

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“Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variant%20Creutzfeldt-Jakob%20disease. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun

Medical Definition of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

: a fatal prion disease that is held to be a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the prion associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contracted by consuming infected beef or beef products abbreviation vCJD

called also new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, variant CJD

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