braxy 'brak-sē n, pl brax·ies
1) a malignant edema of sheep that involves gastrointestinal invasion by a spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. septicum), produces an enterotoxemia characterized by staggering, convulsions, coma, and death, and is common in Iceland, Scotland, and Norway compare BLACK DISEASE
2) a sheep dead from natural causes and esp. from disease also mutton from such a carcass

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(brakґse) a disease of sheep caused by Clostridium septicum, and marked by hemorrhagic abomasitis, with hemorrhage into the peritoneal cavity, by abdominal pain, and, usually, by diarrhea and high fever. Called also bradshot, bransot, and malignant edema.

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