vesicular stomatitis

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

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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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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