bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy

n. Abbr. BSE
A fatal degenerative brain disease of cattle, caused by a prion that can be transmitted to humans who consume infected beef. Also called mad cow disease.

bovine spongiform encephalopathy

n
(Veterinary Science) the full name for BSE

bo′vine spon′gi•form encephalop′athy

(ˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm)
n.
a fatal dementia of cattle, thought to be caused by the prion proteins implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Also called mad cow disease.
[1985–90]

bovine spon·gi·form en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(spŭn′jĭ-fôrm′ ĕn-sĕf′ə-lŏp′ə-thē)
Translations
جنون البقر
nemoc šílených krav
bsekogalskab
encefalopatía espongiforme bovina
encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine
Encephalopathia spongiforme bovin
encefalopatia spongiforme bovina
牛海綿状脳症
광우병
encephalopathia spongiformis bovina
galvijų kempiškoji encefalopatijakempinligė
boviene spongiforme encefalopathiedollekoeienziektegekkekoeienziekte
gąbczasta encefalopatia bydła
choroba šialených kráv
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