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fowl pox

noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a virus disease of chickens and other birds characterized by warty excrescences on the comb and wattles, and often by diphtherialike changes in the mucous membranes of the head.
Also called avian diphtheria, avian pox.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • The strain seen in wild turkeys is the fowl pox virus.

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