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rin·der·pest

 (rĭn′dər-pĕst′)
n.
An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.

[German : Rinder, genitive pl. of Rind, head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint, from Old High German hrind; see ker- in Indo-European roots) + Pest, plague (from Latin pestis).]

rinderpest

(ˈrɪndəˌpɛst)
n
(Veterinary Science) an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
[C19: German: cattle pest]

rin•der•pest

(ˈrɪn dərˌpɛst)

n.
an acute, usu. fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus.
[1860–65; < German, =Rinder cattle (pl. of Rind) + Pest plague]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rinderpest - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal)rinderpest - an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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rinderpest

n (Vet) → Rinderpest f
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Once brought close to extinction by a rhinderpest epidemic that swept southward through the continent in the 1890s, today's population in Zimbabwe alone exceeds 75,000, from which the government allows approximately 900 to be taken by hunters annually.