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Related to locoism: loco disease
A disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning and characterized by weakness, lack of coordination, partial paralysis, and often death.
(Pathology) another word for loco disease
lo•co•ism(ˈloʊ koʊˌɪz əm)
a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis.
a disease, chiefly of farm animals, characterized by paralysis and impaired vision and caused by eating locoweed.See also: Animals