HyperDic: cjd

English > 1 sense of the word CJD:
NOUNstateCJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt diseaserare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus
English > CJD: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningRare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control.
SynonymsCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
Broaderbrain disorder, encephalopathy, brain diseaseAny disorder or disease of the brain
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