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scrapie
American English: /ˈskreɪpi/
British English: /ˈskreɪpi/

Translation of scrapie in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable
    scrapie (masculine) or (feminine)
    encefalopatía (feminine) espongiforme ovina [technical]
    tembladera (feminine) (del cordero) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Biologically, the symptoms of the relatively common disease of scrapie in sheep are very similar to those of BSE.
    • Sheep are susceptible to their own brain wasting disease called scrapie, but this disease has never been shown to be transmissible to humans.
    • Since the early 1990s, scientists have become increasingly concerned that sheep diagnosed with scrapie may actually have BSE.

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