Definition of mad cow disease in English:

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mad cow disease

Pronunciation: /ˈˌmad ˈkou dəˌzēz/

noun

informal
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy. See BSE.
Example sentences
  • Like mad cow disease, chronic wasting disease is believed to produce abnormal proteins that gradually destroy brain tissues.
  • Some 4,000 cattle in two herds remain in quarantine because of the concerns about mad cow disease.
  • There is no test for mad cow disease that can be conducted on live animals.
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