[ en-tuh-roh-tok-see-mee-uh ]

  1. 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.

  2. (not in technical use) diarrhea in domestic rabbits.

Origin of enterotoxemia

First recorded in 1930–35; entero- + toxemia

Words Nearby enterotoxemia

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