MURRAIN (derived through O. Fr. marine, from Lat. mori, to die), a general term for various virulent diseases in domesticated animals, synonymous with plague or epizooty. The principal diseases are dealt with under RINDERPEST; PLEURO-PNEUMONIA; ANTHRAX; and FOOT AND MOUTH PISEASE. See also VETERINARY SCIENCE.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)