anatipestifer infection

anat·​i·​pes·​ti·​fer infection | \ ə¦natə¦pestəfə(r)- \

Definition of anatipestifer infection

: an acute infectious disease of domestic ducks caused by a bacterium (Pasteurella anatipestifer or Pfeifferella anatipestifer) and marked by sluggishness, greenish diarrhea, and respiratory symptoms with death commonly resulting in 6 to 12 hours

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First Known Use of anatipestifer infection

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anatipestifer infection

New Latin anatipestifer, from Latin anat-, anas duck + New Latin -i- + Latin pestifer pestiferous

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“Anatipestifer infection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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