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locoism

[ loh-koh-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈloʊ koʊˌɪz əm /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.

a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis.

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Also called loco, loco disease.

Origin of locoism

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; loco + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for locoism

locoism
/ (ˈləʊkəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

another word for loco disease
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