Strangles Stran"gles, n. A disease in horses and swine, in which the upper part of the throat, or groups of lymphatic glands elsewhere, swells. [1913 Webster]

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  • Strangles — may also refer to strangling Strangles (also equine distemper) is a contagious, upper respiratory tract infection of horses and other equines caused by a bacterium, Streptococcus equi . Strangles is enzootic in domesticated horses… …   Wikipedia

  • strangles — [straŋ′gəlz] n. a disease of young horses caused by a bacterial infection (Streptococcus equi) and characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract and by the formation of abscesses in the adjacent lymph nodes …   English World dictionary

  • strangles — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: plural of obsolete strangle act of strangling Date: circa 1706 an infectious febrile disease of horses caused by a streptococcus (Streptococcus equi) and marked especially by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strangles — /strang geuhlz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol. distemper1 (def. 1b). [1590 1600; obs. strangle act of strangling + S3] * * * ▪ horse disease       horse disease caused by Streptococcus equi, a bacterium that invades nasal and throat… …   Universalium

  • strangles — stran·gles gəlz n pl but sing or pl in constr an infectious febrile disease of horses and other equines that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Streptococcus (S. equi), is characterized by inflammation and congestion of mucous membranes and a… …   Medical dictionary

  • strangles — stran·gle || stræŋgl v. choke to death, throttle by compressing the windpipe and preventing the intake of air, asphyxiate; stifle, suppress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strangles — plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract of horses, causing enlarged lymph nodes in the throat …   English new terms dictionary

  • strangles — stran·gles …   English syllables

  • strangles — stran•gles [[t]ˈstræŋ gəlz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) vet distemper I, 1), b) • Etymology: 1590–1600; obs. strangle act of strangling + s III …   From formal English to slang

  • strangles — (usu. treated as sing.) an infectious streptococcal fever, esp. affecting the respiratory tract, in a horse, ass, etc. Etymology: pl. of strangle (n.) f. STRANGLE …   Useful english dictionary

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