limberneck

noun

lim·​ber·​neck ˈlim-bər-ˌnek How to pronounce limberneck (audio)
: a botulism of birds (especially poultry) characterized by paralysis of the neck muscles and pharynx that interferes with swallowing and with raising or controlling the head

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“Limberneck.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/limberneck. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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