contagious abortion
noun Date: 1910 a contagious or infectious disease (as a brucellosis) of domestic animals characterized by abortion

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  • contagious abortion — n 1) brucellosis in domestic animals characterized by abortion: a) brucellosis affecting esp. cattle that is caused by a brucella (Brucella abortus), that is contracted by ingestion, by copulation, or possibly by wound infection, and that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • contagious abortion — noun an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings • Syn: ↑brucellosis, ↑Bang s disease • Hypernyms: ↑zoonosis, ↑zoonotic disease * * * noun 1. : bruce …   Useful english dictionary

  • contagious abortion — Vet. Pathol. 1. brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang s disease. 2. any of several diseases causing spontaneous abortion of domestic animals …   Universalium

  • contagious abortion — noun a type of brucellosis which causes spontaneous abortion in cattle …   English new terms dictionary

  • contagious abortion — A disease of cows, generally contracted through the digestive tract from infected food, which causes the premature birth of calves. Gesme v Potter, 118 Or 621, 247 P 765 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Abortion — In medicine, an abortion is the premature exit of the products of conception (the fetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus. It is the loss of a pregnancy and does not refer to why that pregnancy was lost. A spontaneous abortion is… …   Medical dictionary

  • contagious — adj. 1 a (of a person) likely to transmit disease by contact. b (of a disease) transmitted in this way. 2 (of emotions, reactions, etc.) likely to affect others (contagious enthusiasm). Phrases and idioms: contagious abortion brucellosis of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • abortion — noun Date: 1547 1. the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: as a. spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation compare… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Abortion — Induced abortion Classification and external resources ICD 10 O04 …   Wikipedia

  • infectious abortion — n CONTAGIOUS ABORTION * * * 1. abortion in cattle caused by Brucella abortus, Campylobacter species, or a variety of other bacteria and viruses. Called also Bang disease. See also enzootic a. of cattle. 2. abortion in horses caused by Salmonella… …   Medical dictionary

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