[ brak-see ]
/ ˈbræk si /
Veterinary Pathology


Also called bradsot. an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines of sheep, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium septicum.


affected with braxy.

Origin of braxy

1775–85; back formation from braxes (brax for bracks (plural of brack, Old English brǣc rheum; akin to break) + -es plural ending) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈbræksɪ) /


an acute and usually fatal bacterial disease of sheep characterized by high fever, coma, and inflammation of the fourth stomach, caused by infection with Clostridium septicum

Word Origin for braxy

C18: of unknown origin
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