apoplectiform septicemia


Definition of apoplectiform septicemia

: a highly infectious disease of gallinaceous birds caused by a bacterium (Streptococcus gallinarum) and characterized by depression, listlessness, and a staggering gait usually followed by prostration and death

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“Apoplectiform septicemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apoplectiform%20septicemia. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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