pullorum disease


pul·lo·rum disease

noun \pə-ˈlr-əm-\

Definition of PULLORUM DISEASE

:  a destructive typically diarrheal salmonellosis especially of young domestic chickens that is caused by a bacterium (Salmonella pullorum)

Origin of PULLORUM DISEASE

New Latin pullorum (specific epithet of Salmonella pullorum), from Latin, of chickens (genitive plural of pullus)
First Known Use: 1929

pul·lo·rum disease

noun \pə-ˈlōr-əm-, -ˈlr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PULLORUM DISEASE

: a destructive typically diarrheic salmonellosis especially of the domestic chicken caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. pullorum) which is transmitted either through the egg or from chick to chick—called also pullorum

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