WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ˈmad ˈcow disˌease,0 n. [uncountable]
  • Pathologya fatal brain disease of cattle, thought to be caused by an abnormal, proteinlike particle.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    mad cow disease′.0 
    1. PathologySee bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
    • 1990–95

    mad cow disease′.0 
    1. PathologySee bovine spongiform encephalopathy (in this section).
    • 1985–90


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    mad cow disease n
    1. an informal name for BSE



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