navel ill

noun

Medical Definition of navel ill

: a serious septicemia of newborn animals caused by pus-producing bacteria entering the body through the umbilical cord or opening and typically marked by joint inflammation or arthritis accompanied by generalized pyemia, rapid debilitation, and commonly death

called also joint evil, joint ill, pyosepticemia

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“Navel ill.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/navel%20ill. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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