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Marek's disease

[mar-iks, mahr-] /ˈmær ɪks, ˈmɑr-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
a contagious cancerous disease of poultry, caused by a herpesvirus and characterized by proliferation of lymphoid cells and paralysis of a limb or the neck.
Origin of Marek's disease
after Hungarian veterinarian József Marek (1868-1952), who described it in 1907 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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