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.

Nearby words

  1. rimy,
  2. rin,
  3. rina,
  4. rinceau,
  5. rind,
  6. rinehart,
  7. rinehart, mary roberts,
  8. rinforzando,
  9. ring,
  10. ring a bell

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



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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