dunkop, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dun thin + kop head.
Pathology
A form of horse-sickness, a viral disease affecting the lungs; dunsiekte sense 1 a. Also attributive. Cf. dikkop sense 2 a.
1929 Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) 243In a second form, termed ‘Dikkop’, the heart is principally affected...This form is not as fatal as the ‘Dunkop’ or lung form, which starts with high fever and general symptoms of illness.
1957 Handbk for Farmers (Dept of Agric.) III. 427Sir Arnold Theiler distinguished four clinical forms of horsesickness, viz...Horsesickness fever,..the lung form (dunkop horsesickness), the heart form (dikkop horsesickness) and..the mixed form.
1974 R. Clark in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. X. 301In the ‘dunkop’ (thin-head) form there is massive effusion of fluid into the lungs.
1976 Mönnig & Veldman Handbk on Stock Diseases 71Dunkop, This is the most dangerous form of the disease...The lungs are attacked.
A form of horse-sickness, a viral disease affecting the lungs; dunsiekte1 a. Also attributive.

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