locoism
locoism locoism n. a disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and lack of coordination and trembling and partial paralysis.

Syn: loco disease. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • locoism — noun Date: 1900 a disease usually of horses, cattle, and sheep that is caused by chronic poisoning with locoweeds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locoism — /loh koh iz euhm/, n. Vet. Pathol. a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis. Also called loco, loco disease. [1895 1900,… …   Universalium

  • locoism — lo·co·ism lō kō .iz əm n 1) a disease of horses, cattle, and sheep caused by chronic poisoning with locoweeds and characterized by motor and sensory nerve damage resulting in peculiarities of gait, impairment of vision, lassitude or extreme… …   Medical dictionary

  • locoism — n. disease which affects mainly animals and is caused by eating locoweed (Veterinary Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • locoism —    See loco …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • locoism — lo·co·ism …   English syllables

  • locoism — lo•co•ism [[t]ˈloʊ koʊˌɪz əm[/t]] n. vet a disease chiefly of sheep, horses, and cattle, caused by the eating of locoweed and characterized by weakness, impaired vision, irregular behavior, and paralysis …   From formal English to slang

  • locoism — noun a disease of livestock caused by locoweed poisoning; characterized by weakness and lack of coordination and trembling and partial paralysis • Syn: ↑loco disease • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * ˈlōkōˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Locoweed — For other uses, see Locoweed (disambiguation). Locoweed (also crazyweed and loco) is a common name in North America for any plant that produces swainsonine, a phytotoxin harmful to livestock. Worldwide, swainsonine is produced by a small number… …   Wikipedia

  • loco — lo·co lō (.)kō n, pl locos or locoes 1) LOCOWEED 2) LOCOISM loco vt to poison with locoweed * * * lo·co (loґko) [Sp. “insane”] 1. locoweed. 2 …   Medical dictionary

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