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chicken cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
Origin of chicken cholera
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To the first class belong the severe epidemics, of which chicken-cholera is the most destructive.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • It took considerable time and trouble to procure fresh cultures of the chicken-cholera microbe.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

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