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

Origin

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

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