Definition of peracute in English:

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peracute

Pronunciation: /ˌpəːrəˈkjuːt/

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'.

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