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swine fever

n
(Veterinary Science) an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoea. US term: hog cholera
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hog′ chol`era


n.
an acute, usu. fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus. Also called swine fever.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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