Definition of foot-and-mouth disease in English:

foot-and-mouth disease


mass noun
  • A contagious viral disease of cattle and sheep, causing ulceration of the hoofs and around the mouth.

    • ‘What if a feedlot were implanted with the virus causing foot-and-mouth disease, anthrax, or Mad Cow disease?’
    • ‘As infections go, mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease don't have much in common.’
    • ‘Those tempted to scoff would do well to remember mad cow and foot-and-mouth disease.’
    • ‘It remains to be seen if recent experience with BSE and foot-and-mouth disease will change the climate for real reform.’
    • ‘It is important that it be able to act in a timely manner if there are problems to do with scrapie, mad cow disease, or foot-and-mouth disease.’


foot-and-mouth disease

/ˌfʊt(ə)nˈmaʊθ dɪˌziːs/