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locoism

[loh-koh-iz-uh m]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis.

Origin of locoism

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; loco + -ism
Also called loco, loco disease.
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British Dictionary definitions for locoism

locoism

noun
  1. another word for loco disease
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