swine fever

noun Veterinary Pathology.

Origin of swine fever

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for swine fever

  • We are having a grand lambing season, but there's a nasty spread of swine-fever, and the whole country's papered with handbills.

    My Friend Prospero|Henry Harland

British Dictionary definitions for swine fever

swine fever


an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoeaUS term: hog cholera
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