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bovine spongiform encephalopathy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infectious degenerative brain disease occurring in cattle. Also called mad cow disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which is transmissible to humans through misshaped prion proteins, caused by eating infected tissues.


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