Definition of “CJD” - English Dictionary

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“CJD” in British English

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CJDnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsiː.dʒeɪˈdiː/ us /ˌsiː.dʒeɪˈdiː/

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.

(Definition of “CJD” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)