chicken cholera

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noun Veterinary Pathology.

Origin of chicken cholera

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for chicken cholera

  • To the first class belong the severe epidemics, of which chicken-cholera is the most destructive.

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  • It took considerable time and trouble to procure fresh cultures of the chicken-cholera microbe.