sweet clover disease

sweet clover disease
sweet clover disease n a hemorrhagic diathesis of sheep and cattle feeding on improperly cured sweet clover (genus Melilotus of the family Leguminosae) containing excess quantities of dicumarol

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a hemorrhagic disease of animals, especially cattle, caused by ingestion of spoiled Melilotus (sweet clover), which contains the anticoagulant dicumarol.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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