swine fever

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noun Veterinary Pathology.


Nearby words

  1. swindled,
  2. swindler,
  3. swindon,
  4. swine,
  5. swine erysipelas,
  6. swine flu,
  7. swine influenza,
  8. swine plague,
  9. swine vesicular disease,
  10. swine's cress

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

noun

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