coital exanthema

nounVeterinary Pathology.
  1. a common venereal disease affecting horses and cattle, caused by a virus and characterized by the appearance of pustules on the mucous membranes of the genital organs and neighboring skin.

Origin of coital exanthema

First recorded in 1865–70; from Latin coit(us) “a coming together” + -al1;see coitus

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How to use coital exanthema in a sentence

  • This contagious disease is called coital exanthema or vesicular exanthema, and is more or less prevalent on the Continent.

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