Definition of spongiform in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈspʌndʒɪfɔːm


chiefly Veterinary Medicine
Having or denoting a porous structure or consistency resembling that of a sponge: spongiform changes in the cerebral grey matter
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  • Later, more flock members tested positive for the disease - also known as ovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy - and, by law, had to be destroyed.
  • Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease, surfaced in the UK in 1986 and has affected nearly 200,000 cattle.
  • This was considered the first case of feline spongiform encephalopathy.

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