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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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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The Cape, in its turn, was locked in battle with the Tswana rebels at Langeberg.(57) Only a year before the rinderpest, in 1895, the Tswana territory of British Bechuanaland had been transferred from the preferred imperial rule to the unpopular Cape administration despite sustained protests from its leaders, who were only too familiar with the Cape's ruthless native policy.(58)
It also compounded the prevailing economic dearth, as restrictions on ox-wagon transport resulted in the interruption of the free flow of goods, and were implemented long before the rinderpest actually broke out in a particular region.