ae·​gyp·​tia·​nel·​lo·​sis | \ ē-ˌjip-shə-(ˌ)ne-ˈlō-səs \
plural aegyptianelloses\ ē-​ˌjip-​shə-​(ˌ)ne-​ˈlō-​ˌsēz \

Definition of aegyptianellosis

: 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

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First Known Use of aegyptianellosis

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aegyptianellosis

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

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“Aegyptianellosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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