pe·​ro·​sis pə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce perosis (audio)
plural peroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce perosis (audio)
: a disorder of poultry that is characterized by leg deformity and is caused by a deficiency of vitamins (as biotin or choline) or minerals (as manganese) in the diet

called also hock disease, slipped tendon

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“Perosis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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