vesicular stomatitis

noun

Definition of vesicular stomatitis 

: an acute viral disease especially of various domesticated animals (such as horses and cows) that resembles foot-and-mouth disease, is marked by erosive blisters in and about the mouth, and is caused by any of three rhabdoviruses (species Vesicular stomatitis Alagoas virus, Vesicular stomatitis Indiana virus, and Vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus of the genus Vesiculovirus) which sometimes infect humans producing flu-like symptoms

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One stood out: a vaccine made by re-engineering a virus that causes a disease called vesicular stomatitis. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test," 21 May 2018 That shot consists of Ebola surface proteins spliced to a live virus that causes the livestock disease vesicular stomatitis. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Everything You Need to Know about the Ebola Vaccine," 17 May 2018

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circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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vesicular stomatitis

noun

Medical Definition of vesicular stomatitis 

: an acute virus disease especially of various domesticated animals (as horses and cows) that resembles foot-and-mouth disease, that is marked by erosive blisters in and about the mouth, and that is caused by any of three single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Rhabdoviridae (genus Vesiculovirus) which sometimes infect humans producing symptoms resembling influenza

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