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strangles

[ strang-guhlz ]
/ ˈstræŋ gəlz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Veterinary Pathology.
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Origin of strangles

1590–1600; obsolete strangle act of strangling + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for strangles

strangles
/ (ˈstræŋɡəlz) /

noun
(functioning as singular) an acute bacterial disease of horses caused by infection with Streptococcus equi, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, resulting in abscesses and a nasal dischargeAlso called: equine distemper

Word Origin for strangles

C18: from strangle
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