panleukopenia

noun
pan·​leu·​ko·​pe·​nia | \ ˌpan-ˌlü-kə-ˈpē-nē-ə How to pronounce panleukopenia (audio) \

Definition of panleukopenia

: an acute usually fatal epizootic disease especially of cats that is caused by a parvovirus (species Feline panleukopenia virus of the genus Parvovirus) and is marked by fever, diarrhea and dehydration, and destruction of white blood cells

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All pet adoptions are spayed or neutered, given age-appropriate vaccines (including rabies and distemper/parvo/panleukopenia), heartworm or feline leukemia/FIV tested and microchipped. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to get your pick of the litter at the Indy Mega Adoption Event," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of panleukopenia

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panleukopenia

New Latin

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panleukopenia

noun
pan·​leu·​ko·​pe·​nia
variants: or chiefly British panleucopenia \ ˌpan-​ˌlü-​kə-​ˈpē-​nē-​ə How to pronounce panleucopenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of panleukopenia

: an acute usually fatal epizootic disease especially of cats that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Parvovirus (species Feline panleukopenia virus) and is characterized by fever, diarrhea, and dehydration and by extensive destruction of white blood cells

called also cat distemper, cat fever, cat plague, cat typhoid, feline distemper, feline enteritis, feline panleukopenia

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