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English definition of “CJD”

CJD

noun [U] uk   /ˌsiː.dʒeɪˈdiː/ us  
abbreviation for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a disease that damages the brain and the main nerves connected to it and usually causes death: When it was first realized that BSE could lead to new variant CJD, the European Commission banned the sale of all British beef.
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