transmissible spongiform encephalopathy


noun

any of several encephalopathies, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, and kuru, characterized by spongy degeneration of brain tissue and believed to result from the ingestion of a toxic protein or virus.

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British Dictionary definitions for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy

noun

the full name for TSE
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