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pullorum disease

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noun pul·lo·rum disease \pə-ˈlȯr-əm-\

Definition of pullorum disease

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



Origin and Etymology of pullorum disease

New Latin pullorum (specific epithet of Salmonella pullorum), from Latin, of chickens (genitive plural of pullus)


First Known Use: 1929


Medical Dictionary

pullorum disease

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noun pul·lo·rum disease \pə-ˈlōr-əm-, -ˈlȯr-\

Medical Definition of pullorum disease

  1. :  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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