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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.
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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