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liver-rot

[liv-er-rot]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a disease chiefly of sheep and cattle, characterized by sluggishness, weight loss, and local damage to the liver, caused by infection from the liver fluke.

Origin of liver-rot

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called distomatosis, fascioliasis, liver fluke disease.
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