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a contagious pustular viral dermatitis of sheep, sometimes communicable to humans.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A specific disease of sheep and goats, caused by the orf virus, family Poxviridae. This virus is transmissible to humans and characterized by vesiculation and ulceration of the infected site.
[O.E. orfcwealm, murrain, fr. orf, cattle, + cwealm, destruction]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Agent Orf virus is similar to that causing milker’s nodes
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ORFOral rehydration fluid
orfEcthyma contagiosum A benign self-limited parapoxvirus infection acquired by handling infected sheep and goat skins and flesh which, in young animals, causes watery warty lesions of the cornea, mucous membranes and lips; in canines, orf-orf Clinical Hypertrophic bullae at inoculation site which, in immunocompromised Pts, may be very large Agent Orf virus is similar to that causing milker's nodes
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
orfA pox virus infection of sheep and goats that occasionally spreads to humans causing a fluid-filled blister on the hand or arm that may persist for weeks.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
ORFsee OPEN READING FRAME.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005