pullorum disease

noun pul·lo·rum disease \ pə-ˈlȯr-əm- \

Definition of pullorum disease

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

Origin and Etymology of pullorum disease

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


Medical Dictionary

pullorum disease

noun pul·lo·rum disease \ pə-ˈlōr-əm-, -ˈlȯr- \

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 called also pullorum

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