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 for Rinderpest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rinderpest \Rin"der*pest\ (r[i^]n"d[~e]r*p[e^]st), n. [G., fr.
     rind, pl. rinder, cattle + pest pest, plague.]
     A highly contagious distemper or murrain, affecting neat
     cattle, and less commonly sheep and goats; -- called also
     cattle plague, Russian cattle plague, and steppe
     murrain.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rinderpest
      n 1: an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually
           fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and
           inflammation of mucous membranes [syn: rinderpest,
           cattle plague]

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