marek's dis-ease

Marek's disease

[mar-iks, mahr-]
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:
after Hungarian veterinarian József Marek (1868–1952), who described it in 1907

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