Marek's disease

noun
Mar·​ek's disease | \ ˈmer-iks- How to pronounce Marek's disease (audio) \

Definition of Marek's disease

: a highly contagious virus disease of poultry that is marked especially by proliferation of lymphoid cells and is caused by either of two herpesviruses (species Gallid herpesvirus 2 and Gallid herpesvirus 3 of the genus Mardivirus)

First Known Use of Marek's disease

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marek's disease

József Marek †1952 Hungarian veterinarian

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Marek's disease

noun
Mar·​ek's disease | \ ˈmar-iks-, ˈmer- How to pronounce Marek's disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Marek's disease

: a highly contagious virus disease of poultry that is characterized especially by proliferation of lymphoid cells and is caused by either of two herpesviruses (species Gallid herpesvirus 2 and Gallid herpesvirus 3)

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