Pullorum-disease meaning

pə-lôrəm
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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A severe, diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by a bacterium (Salmonella pullorum) and usually transmitted by the infected hen into the egg.
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A contagious, often fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by salmonella bacteria and usually transmitted by infected hens through their eggs.
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Origin of pullorum-disease

  • New Latin pullōrum specific epithet from genitive pl. of Latin pullus young fowl pullet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition