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An infectious disease of domestic and wild birds caused by the bacterium Pasteurella multocida, characterized in its acute form by septicemia and sudden death and in its chronic form by diarrhea, mucus discharge from the mouth and nostrils, and anorexia.
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(Veterinary Science) vet science a contagious disease of poultry and other fowl, usually resulting in sudden death; caused by the organism Pasteurella multocida
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|Noun||1.||fowl cholera - an acute diarrheal disease (especially of chickens) caused by the microorganism that causes hemorrhagic septicemia|
blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia - invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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