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").