feather rot

noun Pathology.

a viral disease of birds that causes the feathers to become brittle and break off and the beak and claws to become soft.
a disease of trees caused by a fungus, Poria subacida, and characterized by a spongy or stringy trunk.

Nearby words

  1. feather key,
  2. feather merchant,
  3. feather one's nest,
  4. feather one's own nest,
  5. feather palm,
  6. feather shot,
  7. feather star,
  8. feather tract,
  9. feather-bed,
  10. feather-duster worm

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