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Teschen disease virus

Pronunciation: tesh'en

Definition: a picornavirus causing the disorder of pigs; the virus is normally a harmless inhabitant of the intestinal tract, but virulent strains cause epizootics of the disease.

Synonym(s): infectious porcine encephalomyelitis virus

[Teschen in Silesia, Germany]

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