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Pronunciation: (rin'dur-pest"), [key]
n. Vet. Pathol.
an acute, usually fatal infectious disease of cattle, sheep, etc., caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus and characterized by high fever, diarrhea, and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Also called cattle plague.

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