Marek's disease


Mar·ek's disease

noun \ˈmer-iks-\

Definition of MAREK'S DISEASE

:  a highly contagious virus disease of poultry that is marked especially by proliferation of lymphoid cells and is caused by either of two herpesviruses (species Gallid herpesvirus 2 and Gallid herpesvirus 3 of the genus Mardivirus)

Origin of MAREK'S DISEASE

József Marek †1952 Hungarian veterinarian
First Known Use: 1947

Mar·ek's disease

noun \ˈmar-iks-, ˈmer-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAREK'S DISEASE

: a highly contagious virus disease of poultry that is characterized especially by proliferation of lymphoid cells and is caused by either of two herpesviruses (Gallid herpesvirus 2 and Gallid herpesvirus 3)

Biographical Note for MAREK'S DISEASE

Mar·ek \ˈm-rek\ Jozsef (1867–1952), Hungarian veterinarian. Marek first described the cancerous disease known as Marek's disease in 1907.

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