pullorum disease

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pul·lo·rum disease

A contagious, often fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry, caused by salmonella bacteria and usually transmitted by infected hens through their eggs.

[New Latin pullōrum, former specific epithet, from genitive pl. of Latin pullus, young fowl; see pullet.]

pullorum disease

(Veterinary Science) an acute serious bacterial disease of very young birds, esp chickens, characterized by a whitish diarrhoea: caused by Salmonella pullorum, transmitted during egg production. Also called: bacillary white diarrhoea
[Latin pullōrum of chickens, from pullus chicken]

pul•lo′rum disease`

(pəˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-)
a frequently fatal diarrheal disease of young poultry caused by the bacterium Salmonella pullorum and transmitted by the infected hen to the egg.
[1925–30; < New Latin (Bacterium) pullorum former name of the bacterium, Latin pullōrum, genitive pl. of pullus cockerel, chicken (see pullet)]
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Noun1.pullorum disease - a serious bacterial disease of young chickenspullorum disease - a serious bacterial disease of young chickens
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings