American foulbrood

noun

: foulbrood of the honeybee caused by a bacterium (Paenibacillus larvae synonym Bacillus larvae) and characterized by a ropy or gummy condition of affected larvae

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American foulbrood was in 1909

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“American foulbrood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20foulbrood. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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