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hoof-and-mouth disease:see foot-and-mouth diseasefoot-and-mouth disease
or hoof-and-mouth disease,
highly contagious disease almost exclusive to cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and other cloven-hoofed animals. It is caused by a virus, specifically an aphthovirus, that was identified in 1897.
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hoof-and-mouth disease[¦hu̇f ən ′mau̇th di‚zēz]
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