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avian influenza

noun

Medical Definition of AVIAN INFLUENZA

:  highly variable influenza A of birds caused by any of the subtypes of the causative orthomyxovirus of which some strains have been or may be transmitted to other vertebrates including humans especially after undergoing mutation—called also avian flu, fowl pest, fowl plague; compare bird flu

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July 04, 2015
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rigorous, strict, or severe
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