Definition of Bluetongue

1. Noun. A viral disease of sheep and cattle that is transmitted by biting midges.

Generic synonyms: Catarrhal Fever



Definition of Bluetongue

1. Noun. A disease of ruminants, caused by a virus of the genus ''Orbivirus'', carried by mosquitos, midges etc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bluetongue

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Medical Definition of Bluetongue

1. A reovirus infection, chiefly of sheep, characterised by a swollen blue tongue, catarrhal inflammation of upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, and often by inflammation of sensitive laminae of the feet and coronet. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluetongue

bluestone
bluestones
blueswoman
blueswomen
bluesy
bluet
bluet-eyed
bluetail
bluethroat
bluethroat pikeblenny
bluethroats
bluetick
blueticks
bluetit
bluetongue (current term)
bluetongue virus
bluetongues
bluets
bluette
bluettes
blueward
bluewards
bluewash
bluewashed
bluewashes
bluewashing
bluewater
blueweed
blueweeds

Literary usage of Bluetongue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... is conducted on arthropod-borne virus diseases of domestic animals, especially bluetongue disease and epizootic hemorrhagic disease in sheep and cattle, ..."

2. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association by American Veterinary Medical Association. (1916)
"The list of pictures included the following subjects: DISEASES DUE TO FILTERABLE VIRUSES : African horse-sickness. bluetongue of sheep. Rinderpest. ..."

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