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[en-tuh-roh-tok-see-mee-uh] /ˌɛn tə roʊ tɒkˈsi mi ə/

Veterinary Pathology. a systemic disease of livestock, caused by intestinal toxins of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens, characterized by diarrhea and convulsions, and usually rapidly fatal.
(not in technical use) diarrhea in domestic rabbits.


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