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panleukopenia

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noun pan·leu·ko·pe·nia \ˌpan-ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə\

Definition of panleukopenia

  1. :  an acute usually fatal epizootic disease especially of cats that is caused by a parvovirus (species Feline panleukopenia virus of the genus Parvovirus) and is marked by fever, diarrhea and dehydration, and destruction of white blood cells



Origin of panleukopenia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

panleukopenia

noun pan·leu·ko·pe·nia

Medical Definition of panleukopenia

  1. :  an acute usually fatal epizootic disease especially of cats that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Parvovirus (species Feline panleukopenia virus) and is characterized by fever, diarrhea, and dehydration and by extensive destruction of white blood cells—called also cat distemper, cat fever, cat plague, cat typhoid, feline distemper, feline enteritis, feline panleukopenia



Variants of panleukopenia

or chiefly British panleucopenia \ˌpan-ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə\play

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