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fowl pox

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noun Veterinary Pathology.

a virus disease of chickens and other birds characterized by warty excrescences on the comb and wattles, and often by diphtherialike changes in the mucous membranes of the head.

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Also called avian diphtheria, avian pox.

Origin of fowl pox

First recorded in 1905–10
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