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fowl cholera

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, especially chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida.
Origin of fowl cholera
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The European fowl-cholera has only been rarely identified in this country.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • The central nervous system was to the virus of rabies what the test-tube was to the virus of fowl-cholera or anthrax.

    Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget
British Dictionary definitions for fowl-cholera

fowl cholera

(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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