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

  • n. An acute, highly contagious degenerative viral disease of cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals, characterized by fever and the eruption of vesicles around the mouth and hooves. It is usually not fatal. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease.

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  • n. A highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that can affect animals with cloven hooves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs

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