hog cholera

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noun Veterinary Pathology.

an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy.

Nearby words

  1. hofstadter,
  2. hofstadter, richard,
  3. hofuf,
  4. hog,
  5. hog badger,
  6. hog fuel,
  7. hog heaven,
  8. hog latin,
  9. hog peanut,
  10. hog plum

Origin of hog cholera

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called swine fever.

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British Dictionary definitions for hog cholera

hog cholera

noun

the US term for swine fever
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