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apoplectiform

[ ap-uh-plek-tuh-fawrm ]
/ ˌæp əˈplɛk təˌfɔrm /
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adjective Pathology.

of or resembling apoplexy or stroke.

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Also ap·o·plec·toid [ap-uh-plek-toid] /ˌæp əˈplɛk tɔɪd/ .

Origin of apoplectiform

First recorded in 1875–80; apoplect(ic) + -i- + -form
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  • Thus we may have what is called anthrax peracutus or apoplectiform, when the animal dies very suddenly as if from apoplexy.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
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