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avian encephalomyelitis

noun

Medical Definition of AVIAN ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

:  a usually fatal infection of young chickens caused by a picornavirus (genus Hepatovirus) and characterized by ataxic gait and weakening of the legs and by tremor especially of the head and neck—called also epidemic tremor

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