noun Veterinary Pathology.

a disease chiefly of sheep and cattle, characterized by sluggishness, weight loss, and local damage to the liver, caused by infection from the liver fluke.

Origin of liver-rot

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called distomatosis, fascioliasis, liver fluke disease. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019