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foulbrood

[foul-brood] /ˈfaʊlˌbrud/
noun
1.
any of several bacterial diseases of honeybee larvae, characterized by the putrefying of body tissues.
Origin of foulbrood
1860-1865
1860-65; foul + brood
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  • Although foulbrood spores can be found in honey, they pose no threat to humans.

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