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English definition of “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

noun [U]     /ˌkrɔɪts.feltˈjæk.ɒb.dɪˌziːz/ US  /-ˈjɑː.kɑːb-/ (abbreviation CJD)
a disease that damages the brain and the main nerves connected to it and usually causes deathDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
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