liver-rot

/liv"euhr rot'/, n. Vet. Pathol.
a disease chiefly of sheep and cattle, characterized by sluggishness, weight loss, and local damage to the liver, caused by infection from the liver fluke. Also called distomatosis, fascioliasis, liver fluke disease.
[1830-40]

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Universalium. 2010.

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