liver-rot









liver-rot


liver-rot [liv-er-rot] Word Origin noun Veterinary Pathology.

  1. a disease chiefly of sheep and cattle, characterized by sluggishness, weight loss, and local damage to the liver, caused by infection from the liver fluke.

Origin of liver-rot First recorded in 1830–40 Also called distomatosis, fascioliasis, liver fluke disease.

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