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Newcastle disease

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
a rapidly spreading virus-induced disease of birds and domestic fowl, as chickens, marked by respiratory difficulty, reduced egg production and, in chicks, paralysis.
Origin of Newcastle disease
after Newcastle-upon-Tyne, near which the disease was first reported in 1927 Unabridged
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Newcastle disease

an acute viral disease of birds, esp poultry, characterized by pneumonia and inflammation of the central nervous system
Word Origin
C20: named after Newcastle upon Tyne, where it was recorded in 1926
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