feline infectious peritonitis

noun

Definition of feline infectious peritonitis

  1. :  an infectious disease of cats that is caused by a coronavirus (species Alphacoronavirus 1 of the genus Alphacoronavirus), is nearly always fatal, and is characterized especially by fever, weight and appetite loss, and ascites with a thick yellow fluid Feline infectious peritonitis is a viral disease that is contagious to other cats. Most exposed cats will not get the disease. Less than one in a hundred who are exposed will get it. — Donald Caslow, Cats Magazine, May 1987 After the cats were seized, animal control officials learned that all of them had been exposed to an untreatable disease called feline infectious peritonitis. — Maria Glod, Washington Post, 20 Sept. 1998 —abbreviation FIP

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First Known Use of feline infectious peritonitis

1966


Medical Dictionary

feline infectious peritonitis

noun

Medical Definition of feline infectious peritonitis

  1. :  a usually fatal infectious disease of cats that is caused by a coronavirus (species Alphacoronavirus 1 of the genus Alphacoronavirus) and is characterized especially by fever, weight and appetite loss, and ascites with a thick yellow fluid—abbreviation FIP


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