Definition of hoof-and-mouth disease in English:

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hoof-and-mouth disease

noun

chiefly North American
A contagious viral disease of cattle and sheep, causing ulceration of the hoofs and around the mouth; foot-and-mouth disease: hoof-and-mouth disease is not necessarily fatal to cattle
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  • The livestock population in Great Britain has been truly devastated by the extreme herd culling in response to hoof-and-mouth disease.
  • They will have a fairly good immunization against the same variety of hoof-and-mouth disease, thereafter.
  • The World Animal Health Organization on Thursday urged them to disclose their information on hoof-and-mouth disease.

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Syllabification: hoof-and-mouth dis·ease

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