[brak-see]Veterinary Pathology


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


affected with braxy.

Nearby words

  1. brawn,
  2. brawny,
  3. braxton hicks contractions,
  4. braxton hicks sign,
  5. braxton-hicks contraction,
  6. bray,
  7. brayer,
  8. braz.,
  9. braza,
  10. braze

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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British Dictionary definitions for braxy



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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