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

  • n. A highly infectious, often fatal viral disease of swine, characterized by fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and exhaustion. Also called African swine fever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Hog.
  • n. an epidemic contagious fever of swine, attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery.

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

  • n. highly infectious virus disease of swine


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