Definitions for bovine spongiform encephalopathyˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bo′vine spon′gi•form encephalop′athyˈspʌn dʒəˌfɔrm(n.)
a fatal dementia of cattle, thought to be caused by the prion proteins implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Origin of bovine spongiform encephalopathy:
bovine spongiform encephalopathy(Noun)
A fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which is transmissible to humans through misshaped prion proteins, caused by eating infected tissues.
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