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avian encephalomyelitis

noun

medical Definition of avian encephalomyelitis

:a usually fatal infection of young chickens caused by a picornavirus (genus Hepatovirus) and characterized by ataxic gait and weakening of the legs and by tremor especially of the head and neck called also epidemic tremor

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