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dunsiekte, noun

Forms:
deng sik, din sikteShow more Also deng sik, din sikte, dinziekte, dunziekte.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), dun thin + siekte sickness.
1. Pathology. Either of two diseases of livestock: a. dunkop. b. Seneciosis, chronic poisoning caused by the ingestion of any of several species of Senecio (family Asteraceae), affecting the liver of the animal; domsiekte sense b.
Note:
Called ‘dunsiekte’ especially in horses, Seneciosis is more usually known as Molteno disease (see Molteno sense a) in cattle.
1893 F.C. Selous Trav. & Adventure 4These two forms of horse sickness are known as ‘din ziekte’ and the ‘dik-kop ziekte’ (Thin sickness and thick head sickness).
1988 [see Molteno sense a].
2. combination
dunsiektebossie /-ˈbɔsi/ [Afrikaans, bossie (bos bush + -ie)], Molteno disease plant (see Molteno sense b).
1973 F.J. Veldman in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VIII. 608Senecio retrorsus (dunsiektebossie) — South-Eastern and Eastern Cape.
dunkop.
Seneciosis, chronic poisoning caused by the ingestion of any of several species of Senecio (family Asteraceae), affecting the liver of the animal; domsiekteb.

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