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Marek's disease

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noun Mar·ek's disease \ˈmer-iks-\

Definition of Marek's disease

  1. :  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


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Marek's disease

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noun Mar·ek's disease \ˈmar-iks-, ˈmer-\

Medical Definition of Marek's disease

  1. :  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 \ˈmȯ-rek\ Jozsef (1867–1952), Hungarian veterinarian. Marek first described the cancerous disease known as Marek's disease in 1907.


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