an acute, infectious disease of cattle, sheep, and goats caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by fever and by hemorrhagic inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal
Origin of rinderpestGerman rinder, plural of rind, horned beast (; from Indo-European base an unverified form ?er-, head, horn) + pest, plague
An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
Origin of rinderpestGerman : Rinder, genitive pl. of Rind, head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint, from Old High German hrind; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots) + Pest, plague (from Latin pestis).
From German Rinderpest (“cattle plague").