chronic wasting disease


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Related to chronic wasting disease: mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD)

chronic wasting disease

n. Abbr. CWD
A progressive, fatal, degenerative brain disease that affects cervids, especially deer and elk in North America, and is characterized by weight loss and abnormal behavior. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.

chronic wasting disease

n. Abbr. CWD
A progressive, fatal, degenerative brain disease that affects cervids, especially deer and elk in North America, and is characterized by weight loss and abnormal behavior. It is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy.
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Noun1.chronic wasting disease - a wildlife disease (akin to bovine spongiform encephalitis) that affects deer and elk
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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mad cow" disease); and (4) prohibiting sale of food (including dietary supplements) and cosmetics derived from elk or deer that have been exposed to chronic wasting disease.
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