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
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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