Braxy Brax"y, n. [Cf. AS. breac rheum, broc sickness, Ir. bracha corruption. Jamieson.] 1. A disease of sheep. The term is variously applied in different localities. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. A diseased sheep, or its mutton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Braxy — is an inflammatory disease in the abomasal lining of sheep caused by the bacterium Clostridium septicum (aka Bacillus septicus ).Braxy is often brought on by a change from succulent food to dry (or icy) food. It is usually seen in young sheep, in …   Wikipedia

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  • Braxy — Braxy, s. Braasot …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • braxy — brak sē n, pl brax·ies 1) a malignant edema of sheep that involves gastrointestinal invasion by a spore forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. septicum), produces an enterotoxemia characterized by staggering, convulsions, coma, and death …   Medical dictionary

  • braxy — /brak see/, Vet. Pathol. n. 1. Also called bradsot. an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines of sheep, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium septicum. adj. 2. affected with braxy. [1775 85; back formation from braxes (brax for bracks (pl. of… …   Universalium

  • braxy — 1. noun a) an inflammatory disease of sheep b) sheep that have died a natural death 2. adjective sick with braxy …   Wiktionary

  • braxy — /ˈbræksi/ (say braksee) noun 1. an acute bacterial disease of sheep involving inflammation of the bowels, usually fatal. –adjective 2. affected with braxy. {probably noun use of adjective, Old English bræcsēoc ill with falling sickness, from bræc …  

  • braxy —   n. apoplectic disease of sheep; meat of sheep dead from disease, especially from braxy; a. sick with or dead from this disease …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • braxy mutton — noun The flesh of a braxy sheep or generally of a sheep that has died of disease or accident • • • Main Entry: ↑braxy …   Useful english dictionary

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