anatipestifer infection

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

Definition of anatipestifer infection

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anatipestifer infection

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

First Known Use: 1947

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