Definition of Foot rot

1. Noun. Contagious degenerative infection of the feet of hoofed animals (especially cattle and sheep).

Generic synonyms: Animal Disease

2. Noun. Plant disease in which the stem or trunk rots at the base.
Generic synonyms: Plant Disease

Definition of Foot rot

1. Noun. A common infection of the hoof of animals such as cattle, sheep and goat. ¹

2. Noun. A disease of plants, affecting the stalk or the trunk. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) athlete's foot ¹

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Medical Definition of Foot rot

1. A disease of the feet of cattle and sheep, marked by decay of the hoof and an offensive discharge. It is caused by fusobacterium necrophorum in cattle and bacteroides nodosus in sheep. It is common in wet pastures. (12 Sep 2002)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foot Rot

foot injuries
foot jobs
foot kiss
foot kisses
foot lever
foot lifter
foot lifters
foot of hippocampus
foot pedal
foot plugger
foot process
foot race
foot rest
foot rot (current term)
foot rule
foot soldier
foot soldiers
foot sweep
foot sweeps
foot traffic
foot trap
foot traps
foot ulcer
foot up
foot yaws

Literary usage of Foot rot

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1. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1845)
"FOOT-ROT IN SHEEP. We have recieved several communications in reference to ... The opinion of Grazier that the foot-rot is not contagious, is controverted. ..."

2. Forestry Quarterly by New York State College of Forestry (1908)
"A disease which for lack of more accurate Pine name has been termed the pine plague Foot-rot. causes serious losses in pine and spruce stands in the moors ..."

3. The American Reformed Cattle Doctor: Containing ... Information for by George H. Dadd (1851)
"foot rot. WHEN a sheep is observed to be lame, and, upon examination, matter can be discovered, then pare away the hoof, and make a slight puncture, ..."

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