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fowl cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, especially chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida.
Origin of fowl cholera
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • In the chapter on fowl cholera is described how Pasteur first obtained his attenuated virus.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • Thus, then, as in fowl cholera, attenuated cultures of the microbe can be obtained.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • Now, it is remarkable that this medium is quite unsuited to the life of the microbe of fowl cholera.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • This is a disease similar to fowl cholera and may attack either young or mature geese.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • Like the bacillus of splenic fever, the microbe of the fowl cholera is an aerobic organism.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • The decoction extracted from the muscles of the fowl is the only medium which really suits the microbe of fowl cholera.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • Between this microbe and the microbe of fowl cholera there exists an essential difference.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • fowl cholera offers the same immunity; it is an additional scientific acquisition, but not a novelty in principle.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • This he also proved to be caused by a minute form of life, and that fowl cholera is due to still another form of micro-organism.

  • The microbe of fowl cholera, as is the case with a great number of microscopic organisms, reproduces itself only by fission.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for fowl cholera

fowl cholera

noun
1.
(vet science) a contagious disease of poultry and other fowl, usually resulting in sudden death; caused by the organism Pasteurella multocida
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