contagious abortion

noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang's disease.
  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for contagious abortion

contagious abortion

noun
  1. another name for brucellosis
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