Scrapie meaning

skrāpē, skrăpē
A fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats caused by a prion and marked by chronic itching and loss of muscular coordination.
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A fatal, degenerative nervous disease of sheep and goats.
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A fatal neurodegenerative disease of sheep and goats caused by a prion and marked by chronic itching and loss of muscular coordination.
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A usually fatal, infectious disease of sheep and goats that is marked by chronic itching, loss of muscular coordination, and progressive deterioration of the central nervous system, thought to be caused by a prion.
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A degenerative prion disease of sheep and goats that attacks the central nervous system.
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Origin of scrapie

  • From scrape (from the scraping of itching parts of the skin against objects)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From scrape +"Ž -ie.

    From Wiktionary