1860–65; < German, equivalent to Rinder cattle (plural of Rind) + Pest pestilence (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 19th century from German, from Rinder ‘cattle’ + Pest ‘plague’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Rinderpest
an acute, usually fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by high fever, diarrhea, and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
an acute contagious viral disease of cattle, characterized by severe inflammation of the intestinal tract and diarrhoea
An infectious disease of ruminants, especially cattle, caused by a paramyxovirus. It is characterized by fever, dysentery, and inflammation of the mucous membranes.
: an acute infectious disease of ruminant mammals (such as cattle) that is caused by a morbillivirus (species Rinderpest virus) and that is marked by fever, diarrhea, and inflammation of mucous membranes and by high mortality in epidemics
Example sentences for Rinderpest
Every mile now began to show the grisly, stinking signs of rinderpest.
Rinderpest carried off 77 pack-bullocks out of 500, and a whole corps was segregated for two months with foot and mouth disease.
These obscure organisms were by some persons considered to be either a cause or product of the rinderpest.
Pleuro-pneumonia is often an epizotic, as is also the rinderpest.
The buffalo has recovered from the slaughter by rinderpest only in time to meet the onset of oversea sportsmen.
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