hog cholera virus

hog cholera virus
a virus of the genus Pestivirus that causes hog cholera.

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  • hog cholera — noun Date: 1859 a highly infectious often fatal disease of swine caused by a flavivirus (species Classical swine fever virus of the genus Pestivirus) and characterized by fever, loss of appetite, weakness, erythematous lesions especially in light …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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