bluetongue

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bluetongue

[′blü‚təŋ]
(veterinary medicine)
An arthropod-borne disease of ruminant species that is caused by a ribonucleic acid–containing virus in the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae; acute infection evokes high fever, excessive salivation, nasal discharge, hyperemia (buccal and nasal mucosa, skin, coronet band), and erosions and ulcerations of mucosal surfaces in the mouth.