louping ill

noun
loup·​ing ill | \ ˈlau̇-piŋ- How to pronounce louping ill (audio) , ˈlō- How to pronounce louping ill (audio) \

Medical Definition of louping ill

: a variable tick-borne viral disease that occurs especially in sheep and other domestic animals and sporadically in humans, that primarily affects the central nervous system, and is caused by a flavivirus (species Louping ill virus of the genus Flavivirus)

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“Louping ill.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/louping%20ill. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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