pullorum diseasepul·lo·rum disease
a severe, diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by a bacterium (Salmonella pullorum) and usually transmitted by the infected hen into the egg
Origin of pullorum diseasefrom Modern Latin (salmonella) pullorum, the infecting bacterium from genitive plural of Classical Latin pullus: see poultry
A contagious, often fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by salmonella bacteria and usually transmitted by infected hens through their eggs.
Origin of pullorum diseaseNew Latin pullōrum former specific epithet from genitive pl. of Latin pullus young fowl ; see pullet .