fowl pox

noun Veterinary Pathology.
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.

1905–10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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