Pronunciation: (foot'n-mouth'), [key] Vet. Pathol.
an acute, contagious, febrile disease of cattle, hogs, sheep, and other hoofed animals, caused by any of various rhinoviruses and characterized by vesicular eruptions in the mouth and about the hoofs, teats, and udder. Also called hoof-and-mouth disease, aphthous fever, aftosa.
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