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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a disease of birds resembling Bright's disease in humans affecting especially domestic fowl, characterized by fever, sunken eyes, and shriveling of the skin of the wattles, shanks, and comb.
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Also called x-disease.

Origin of blue comb

First recorded in 1940–45
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