foot-and-mouth disease

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foot-and-mouth disease

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An acute, highly contagious degenerative viral disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, characterized by fever and the eruption of vesicles around the mouth and hooves. It is usually not fatal. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.
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foot-and-mouth disease

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(Veterinary Science) an acute highly infectious viral disease of cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats, characterized by the formation of vesicular eruptions in the mouth and on the feet, esp around the hoofs. Also called: hoof-and-mouth disease, aphtha or aphthous fever Technical name: contagious stomatitis
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foot′-and-mouth′ disease`


n.
a contagious viral disease of cattle and other hoofed animals, characterized by blisters in the mouth and about the hoofs. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.
[1860–65]
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foot-and-mouth disease

A highly contagious disease of cattle and other hoofed animals that is caused by a virus. Symptoms include fever and the presence of blisters around the mouth and hooves.
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Noun1.foot-and-mouth disease - acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD, Aphtae epizooticae in Latin, Fiebre Aftosa in Spanish, hoof-and-mouth disease) is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease mainly of cattle and pigs but can affect other cloven-hooved animals such as deer, goats, and sheep, as well as elephants, rats, and hedgehogs.