pullorum disease

pul·​lo·​rum disease | \ pə-ˈlȯr-əm- How to pronounce pullorum disease (audio) \

Definition of pullorum disease

: a destructive typically diarrheal salmonellosis especially of young domestic chickens that is caused by a bacterium (Salmonella pullorum)

First Known Use of pullorum disease

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pullorum disease

New Latin pullorum (specific epithet of Salmonella pullorum), from Latin, of chickens (genitive plural of pullus)

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The first known use of pullorum disease was in 1929

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“Pullorum disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pullorum%20disease. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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pullorum disease

pul·​lo·​rum disease | \ pə-ˈlōr-əm-, -ˈlȯr- How to pronounce pullorum disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of pullorum disease

: a destructive typically diarrheic salmonellosis especially of the domestic chicken caused by a bacterium of the genus Salmonella (S. pullorum) which is transmitted either through the egg or from chick to chick

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