Share this entry

Share this page

peracute

Line breaks: per|acute
Pronunciation: /ˌpəːrəˈkjuːt
 
/

Definition of peracute in English:

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'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing