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braxy

Syllabification: brax·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbraksē
 
/

Definition of braxy in English:

noun

A fatal bacterial infection of young sheep, caused by ingestion of frozen grass or contaminated feed.
Example sentences
  • Such other clostridials include black disease, blackleg, braxy, bacterial redwater and tetanus.
  • C septicum also causes braxy in sheep, a highly fatal infection characterized by toxemia and inflammation of the abomasal wall.
  • Games like yesterday will provide the basis for braxy season.

Origin

late 18th century.

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