Bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy



a fatal neurological disease of cattle, characterized by spongelike changes in the brain and thought to be caused by an infectious prion also implicated in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Abbreviation: BSE.
noun
the full name for BSE
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(spŭn’jĭ-fôrm’)
See mad cow disease.

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