hog cholera
noun Date: 1859 a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus (species Classical swine fever virus of the genus Pestivirus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light-skinned animals, and severe leukopenia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hog cholera — Cholera Chol er*a, n. [L., a bilious disease. See {Choler}.] (Med.) One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera. [1913 Webster] {Asiatic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog cholera — Hog Hog (h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow, Armor. houc h, hoc h. Cf. {Haggis}, {Hogget}, and {Hoggerel}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Sus}, and allied genera… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hog-cholera — (auch Hog fever, spr. sīwer, Hogplague, spr. plēgh, engl.), s. Schweineseuche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hog-cholera — hogˈ cholera noun Swine fever • • • Main Entry: ↑hog …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog cholera — häg , hȯg n a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus of the genus Pestivirus (species Classical swine fever virus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions esp. in light skinned… …   Medical dictionary

  • hog cholera — ☆ hog cholera n. an infectious viral disease of hogs, characterized by fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and frequently by congestion and hemorrhages in the kidneys …   English World dictionary

  • hog cholera — Vet. Pathol. an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy. Also called swine fever. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * or… …   Universalium

  • hog cholera — noun highly infectious virus disease of swine • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease * * * noun : a highly infectious often fatal virus disease of swine characterized by fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, petechial hemorrhages especially in the kidneys and …   Useful english dictionary

  • hog cholera — hog′ chol era n. vet an acute, usu. fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus Also called swine fever • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hog cholera — n. highly contagious viral disease of hogs …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”