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blue comb

noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of blue comb

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called x-disease.
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