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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of cattle and especially of sheep in which the brain or spinal cord is infested with larvae of the dog tapeworm, Multiceps multiceps, producing staggers.
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Origin of gid

First recorded in 1550–60; back formation from giddy
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British Dictionary definitions for gid

gid
/ (ɡɪd) /

noun
a disease of sheep characterized by an unsteady gait and staggering, caused by infestation of the brain with tapeworms (Taenia caenuris)

Word Origin for gid

C17: back formation from giddy
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