anatipestifer infection

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anatipestifer infection was in 1947

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“Anatipestifer infection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anatipestifer%20infection. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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