from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. An infectious disease of horses and related animals, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi and characterized by inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane and abscesses under the jaw and around the throat that cause a strangling or choking sensation.
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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of strangle.
- n. A disease of horses caused by an infection by the bacterium Streptococcus equi
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease in horses and swine, in which the upper part of the throat, or groups of lymphatic glands elsewhere, swells.
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- n. an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
From Middle English strangle, strangulation, from stranglen, to strangle; see strangle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)