Rinderpest meaning

rĭn'dər-pĕst'
An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
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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.
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An acute, often fatal, contagious viral disease, chiefly of cattle, characterized by ulceration of the alimentary tract and resulting in diarrhea.
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A contagious disease of ruminants and swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus.
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Origin of rinderpest

  • German Rinder genitive pl. of Rind head of cattle, ox (from Middle High German rint) (from Old High German hrind ker-1 in Indo-European roots) Pest plague (from Latin pestis)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From German Rinderpest (“cattle plague").
    From Wiktionary