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- noun A fatal degenerative brain disease of cattle, caused by a prion that can be transmitted to humans who consume infected beef.
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- noun pathology, neurology A
fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which is transmissible to humans through misshaped prion proteins, caused by eating infected tissues.
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