Meaning of hog cholera

hog' chol"era

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— Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
  1. an acute, usually fatal, highly contagious disease of swine caused by an RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus, characterized by high fever, lack of appetite, diarrhea, and lethargy. Also called
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