trembles

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

trem·​bles ˈtrem-bəlz How to pronounce trembles (audio)
: severe poisoning of livestock and especially cattle by a toxic alcohol present in a snakeroot (Eupatorium rugosum) and several rayless goldenrods (especially Haplopappus heterophyllus) that is characterized by muscular tremors, weakness, and constipation

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“Trembles.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trembles. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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