bovine spongiform encephalopathy definition

  • noun:
    • An infectious degenerative brain infection occurring in cattle. Also called mad cow infection.
    • A fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, that will be transmissible to humans through misshaped prion proteins, brought on by eating infected tissues.

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