- brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang's disease.
- any of several diseases causing spontaneous abortion of domestic animals, as vibriosis or salmonellosis.
Origin of contagious abortion
First recorded in 1905–10
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- another name for brucellosis