bluetongue

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blue·tongue

 (blo͞o′tŭng′)
n.
A viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting insects and is characterized by fever, the formation of oral lesions, and swelling and cyanosis of the lips and tongue.
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bluetongue

(ˌbluːˈtʌŋ)
n
(Animals) an Australian lizard, Tiliqua scincoides, having a cobalt-blue tongue

bluetongue

(ˌbluːˈtʌŋ)
n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants transmitted by arthropods and characterized by reproductive problems or vasculitis. Sheep, which are most frequently affected, develop swelling of the face and a cyanotic tongue
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blue•tongue

(ˈbluˌtʌŋ)

n.
a viral disease of sheep and cattle, transmitted by biting insects, characterized by high fever and a swollen, cyanotic tongue.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.bluetongue - a viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges
catarrhal fever - any of several disease of livestock marked by fever and edema of the respiratory tract
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