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enterotoxemia

[ en-tuh-roh-tok-see-mee-uh ]
/ ˌɛn tə roʊ tɒkˈsi mi ə /
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noun

Veterinary Pathology. a systemic disease of livestock, caused by intestinal toxins of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens, characterized by diarrhea and convulsions, and usually rapidly fatal.
(not in technical use) diarrhea in domestic rabbits.

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Origin of enterotoxemia

First recorded in 1930–35; entero- + toxemia
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