Definition of foot-and-mouth disease in English:

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foot-and-mouth disease

Pronunciation: /ˌfʊt(ə)nˈmaʊθ dɪˌziːs/


[mass noun]
A contagious viral disease of cattle and sheep, causing ulceration of the hoofs and around the mouth.
Example sentences
  • What if a feedlot were implanted with the virus causing foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, or Mad Cow disease?
  • It is important that it be able to act in a timely manner if there are problems to do with scrapie, mad cow disease, or foot-and-mouth disease.
  • As infections go, mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease don't have much in common.
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