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Veterinary Medicineattributive, especially in "Molteno disease". Designating or relating to ragwort poisoning (seneciosis) in livestock, especially cattle.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From Molteno, the name of the town and district in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa in which the disease was first investigated.
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