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locoism

[loh-koh-iz-uh m]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of locoism

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; loco + -ism
Also called loco, loco disease.
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British Dictionary definitions for locoism

locoism

noun
  1. another word for loco disease
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