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limberneck

[ lim-ber-nek ]
/ ˈlɪm bərˌnɛk /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a fatal infection of botulism affecting birds, especially chickens and ducks, characterized by weakness of the neck muscles and inability to eat.
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Origin of limberneck

First recorded in 1905–10; limber1 + neck
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