Definition of spongiform in English:

spongiform

Line breaks: spongi|form
Pronunciation: /ˈspʌndʒɪfɔːm
 
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adjective

chiefly Veterinary Medicine
  • Having or denoting a porous structure or consistency resembling that of a sponge: spongiform changes in the cerebral grey matter
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    • Later, more flock members tested positive for the disease - also known as ovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy - and, by law, had to be destroyed.
    • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease, surfaced in the UK in 1986 and has affected nearly 200,000 cattle.
    • This was considered the first case of feline spongiform encephalopathy.

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