Definition of infectious necrotic hepatitis in US English:

infectious necrotic hepatitis

noun

Medicine
  • A form of acute clostridial toxaemia occurring especially in sheep, characterized by severe depression of activity, hypothermia, and sudden death, and resulting from the growth of Clostridium novyi in necrotic areas of the liver, typically in association with liver fluke infestation; also called black disease.

Origin

1920s.