bovine spongiform encephalopathy(redirected from bovine spongiform encephalitis)
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Related to bovine spongiform encephalitis: mad cow disease
bovine spongiform encephalopathy:see prionprion
, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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