hoof-and-mouth disease


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hoof-and-mouth disease

foot′-and-mouth′ disease`


n.
a contagious viral disease of cattle and other hoofed animals, characterized by blisters in the mouth and about the hoofs. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.hoof-and-mouth disease - acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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