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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.

blight

see infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.
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Not surprisingly, this piecemeal and often inventive pattern of blighting has sparked legal challenges--especially from commercial interests displaced by redevelopment, forced to compete with new businesses in the redevelopment area or unsuccessful themselves in their bids for redevelopment contracts.