Meaning of distemperoid

dis•tem•per•oid

Pronunciation: (dis-tem'pu-roid"), [key]
— adj. Vet. Pathol.
  1. resembling distemper.
  2. of or pertaining to a weakened strain of canine distemper virus used to make dogs and other susceptible animals immune to distemper infection.
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