necrobacillosis love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any disease of animals produced by Bacillus necrophorus and characterized by caseone-crotic lesions.


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  • "Charles had few of the social graces and he was only at ease when he could discuss birds, marsupials or mammals. Nathan was not bored at all. He was delighted to listen while Charles shouted about necrobacillosis in wallabies, neoplasia in a palm cockatoo. ..."

    —Peter Carey, Illywhacker, 485

    April 18, 2009