[ rin-der-pest ]
/ ˈrɪn dərˌpɛst /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

an acute, usually fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by high fever, diarrhea, and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.

Words nearby rinderpest

Origin of rinderpest

1860–65; < German, equivalent to Rinder cattle (plural of Rind) + Pest pestilence
Also called cattle plague.
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British Dictionary definitions for rinderpest

/ (ˈrɪndəˌpɛst) /


an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea

Word Origin for rinderpest

C19: German: cattle pest
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