anatipestifer infection


anat·​i·​pes·​ti·​fer 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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