fowl cholera


noun Veterinary Pathology.

a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, especially chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida.

Origin of fowl cholera

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fowl cholera

  • The European fowl-cholera has only been rarely identified in this country.

    The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
  • The central nervous system was to the virus of rabies what the test-tube was to the virus of fowl-cholera or anthrax.

British Dictionary definitions for fowl cholera

fowl cholera


vet science a contagious disease of poultry and other fowl, usually resulting in sudden death; caused by the organism Pasteurella multocida
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