Definition of “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease” - English Dictionary

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“Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease” in British English

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseasenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkrɔɪts.feltˈjæk.ɒb dɪˌziːz/ us /ˌkrɔɪts.feltˈjɑː.kɑːb dɪˌziːz/ abbreviation CJD

a disease that damages the brain and the main nerves connected to it and usually causes death

(Definition of “Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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