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bovine spongiform encephalopathy

A transmissible encephalopathy of cattle characterized by a spongiform structure of the brain tissue, and associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain.
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  • BSE (animal disease)
  • bovine spongiform encephalitis
  • mad cow disease
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