Definition of peracute in English:

peracute

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Pronunciation: /ˌpəːrəˈkjuːt
 
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adjective

chiefly Veterinary Medicine
  • (Of a disease) very severe and of very short duration, generally proving quickly fatal: the peracute form results in sudden death
    More example sentences
    • Although dogs can die from the peracute form of the disease, many dogs are successfully treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin peracutus 'very sharp'.

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