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Strangles definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STRANGLES, n. Swellings in a horses throat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes [syn: equine distemper, strangles]

Merriam Webster's

noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: plural of obsolete strangle act of strangling Date: circa 1706 an infectious febrile disease of horses caused by a streptococcus (Streptococcus equi) and marked especially by inflammation and congestion of mucous membranes of the respiratory tract

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n.pl. (usu. treated as sing.) an infectious streptococcal fever, esp. affecting the respiratory tract, in a horse, ass, etc. Etymology: pl. of strangle (n.) f. STRANGLE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strangles Stran"gles, n. A disease in horses and swine, in which the upper part of the throat, or groups of lymphatic glands elsewhere, swells.



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