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avian diphtheria

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1.

fowl pox

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
1.
a virus disease of chickens and other birds characterized by warty excrescences on the comb and wattles, and often by diphtherialike changes in the mucous membranes of the head.
Also called avian diphtheria, avian pox.
Origin of fowl pox
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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