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swine fever

noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. hog cholera.
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Origin of swine fever

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of 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
  1. an infectious viral disease of pigs, characterized by fever, refusal to eat, weight loss, and diarrhoeaUS term: hog cholera
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