Meaning of scrapie
Pronunciation: (skrā'pē, skrap'ē), [key]
— n. Vet. Pathol.
- an infectious, usually fatal brain disease of sheep, characterized by twitching of the neck and head, grinding of the teeth, and scraping of itching portions of skin against fixed objects with a subsequent loss of wool: caused by an unidentified sticky agent that clings to cell membranes.
- scrapie (Thesaurus)