Origin of bluetongue
Also called catarrhal fever.
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- an Australian lizard, Tiliqua scincoides, having a cobalt-blue tongue
- vet science a viral disease of domestic and wild ruminants transmitted by arthropods and characterized by reproductive problems or vasculitis. Sheep, which are most frequently affected, develop swelling of the face and a cyanotic tongue
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