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infectious laryngotracheitis

[luh-ring-goh-trey-kee-ahy-tis, -ring-] /ləˈrɪŋ goʊˌtreɪ kiˈaɪ tɪs, -ˌrɪŋ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a viral disease of adult chickens, characterized by inflammation and hemorrhage of the larynx and trachea and, in many cases, resulting in asphyxiation.
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