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pullorum disease

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A contagious, often fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by the bacterium Salmonella pullorum and usually transmitted by infected hens through their eggs.

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  • n. a serious bacterial disease of young chickens

Etymologies

New Latin pullōrum, specific epithet, from genitive pl. of Latin pullus, young fowl; see pullet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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