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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌkrɔɪtsfɛlt ˈyækɔb dɪˌziz//
 
[uncountable] (abbreviation CJD)
 
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a brain disease that causes gradual loss of control of the mind and body and, finally, death. It is linked to BSE in cows.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease