plural aegyptianelloses
: a disease of domestic fowls marked by fever, anemia, jaundice, and typhoidlike symptoms and caused by a protozoan (Aegyptianella pullorum) related to the piroplasms and transmitted by the chicken tick especially in the Mediterranean region

Word History


New Latin, from Aegyptianella (genus name of Aegyptianella pullorum, irregular from Latin Aegyptius Egyptian + New Latin -ella) + -osis

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aegyptianellosis was in 1938

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“Aegyptianellosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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