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contagious abortion

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang's disease.
2.
any of several diseases causing spontaneous abortion of domestic animals, as vibriosis or salmonellosis.
Origin of contagious abortion
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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contagious abortion

noun
1.
another name for brucellosis
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