Definition of maedi in English:

maedi

noun

mass noun
  • A form of progressive pneumonia in sheep, caused by a lentivirus.

    See also visna
    • ‘Norwegian authorities and industries have for years used great efforts and resources to control and eradicate diseases such as bovine virus diarrhoea (BVD) in cattle, and maedi in small ruminants.’
    • ‘Maedi and visna are slowly progressive viral diseases.’

Origin

1950s: from Icelandic, literally ‘shortness of breath’.

Pronunciation

maedi

/ˈmeɪdi/