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1. An acute, now rare disease characterized by trembling, vomiting, and severe intestinal pain that affects individuals who eat dairy products or meat from a cow that has fed on white snakeroot.
2. See tremble.
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1. (Pathology) an acute disease characterized by weakness, vomiting, and constipation, caused by ingestion of the flesh or dairy products of cattle affected with trembles
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for trembles1
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a disease of humans caused by consuming milk from cattle that have eaten poisonous weeds.
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|Noun||1.||milk sickness - disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot|
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
|2.||milk sickness - caused by consuming milk from cattle suffering from trembles|
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