contagious abortion: Meaning and Definition of

conta'gious abor'tion

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? Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
  1. brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang's disease.
  2. any of several diseases causing spontaneous abortion of domestic animals, as vibriosis or salmonellosis.
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