rinderpest(redirected from before the rinderpest)
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An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
(Veterinary Science) an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
[C19: German: cattle pest]
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]
n (Vet) → Rinderpest f