swine fever

swine fever
noun Date: 1886 1. hog cholera 2. an acute highly contagious usually fatal disease of swine that is caused by a double-stranded DNA virus (species African swine fever virus of the genus Asfivirus, family Asfarviridae), that resembles but is more severe than hog cholera, and that is indigenous to Africa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swine fever — n 1) HOG CHOLERA 2) african swine fever * * * hog cholera …   Medical dictionary

  • swine fever — noun a contagious, usually fatal, disease of pigs, causing fever, skin lesions and convulsions Syn: classical swine fever, CSF, hog cholera, pig plague …   Wiktionary

  • swine fever — swine′ fe ver n. vet hog cholera • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • swine fever — Vet. Pathol. See hog cholera. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • swine fever — noun an intestinal viral disease of pigs …   English new terms dictionary

  • swine fever — /swaɪn ˈfivə/ (say swuyn feevuh) noun a specific, acute, usually fatal, contagious disease of pigs caused by a filterable virus …   Australian English dictionary

  • swine fever — noun : hog cholera …   Useful english dictionary

  • African swine fever — ▪ animal disease also called  warthog fever         highly contagious and usually fatal viral disease of swine that is characterized by high fever, lesions, leukopenia (abnormally low count of white blood cells), elevated pulse and respiration… …   Universalium

  • Classical swine fever — Virus classification Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA) Family: Flaviviridae Genus …   Wikipedia

  • African swine fever virus — Taxobox color = violet name = African swine fever virus image caption = Electron micrograph of a virus particle virus group = i familia = Asfarviridae genus = Asfivirus species = African swine fever virus African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the… …   Wikipedia

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