noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1 (def 1b).
[dis-tem-per] /dɪsˈtɛm pər/
a deranged condition of mind or body; a disorder or disease:
a feverish distemper.
disorder or disturbance, especially of a political nature.
verb (used with object)
Obsolete. to derange physically or mentally.
any of various infectious diseases of animals, esp canine distemper, a highly contagious viral disease of dogs, characterized initially by high fever and a discharge from the nose and eyes See also hard pad, strangles
(transitive) (archaic) to disturb
a technique of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water, glue, size, etc, used for poster, mural, and scene painting
the paint used in this technique or any of various water-based paints, including, in Britain, whitewash
(transitive) to mix (pigments) with water and size
to paint (something) with distemper
another name for strangles
mid-14c., “to disturb,” from Old French destemprer, from Medieval Latin distemperare “vex, make ill,” literally “upset the proper balance (of bodily humors),” from dis- “un-, not” (see dis-) + Latin temperare “mingle in the proper proportion” (see temper (v.)). Related: Distempered.
1550s, from distemper (v.); in reference to a disease of dogs, from 1747.
distemper dis·tem·per (dĭs-těm’pər)
noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. 1. a viral disease of horses and mules that is communicable to humans, marked by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
- Equine herpesvirus
noun 1. (vet science) a viral disease of horses that may cause respiratory signs, abortion, neonatal death, and paresis. A vaccine is available against this disease EHV
- Equine infectious anaemia
noun 1. (vet science) a viral disease of horses, donkeys, and mules characterized by fever, anaemia, jaundice, depression, and weight loss EIA
noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology. 1. (def 2). noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. (def 2).