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BSE Bovine spongiform encephalopathy; a degenerative brain disease in cattle, transmitted by feeding slaughter‐house waste from infected animals. Commonly known as ‘mad cow disease’. The infective agent is a prion; it can be transmitted to human beings, causing early‐onset variant Creutzfeld‐Jacob disease.

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BSE n. bovine spongiform encephalopathy. See Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, spongiform encephalopathy.

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BSE (or BSEd) Bachelor of Science in Education
• (or BSEng) Bachelor of Science in Engineering
• bovine spongiform encephalopathy
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