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Marek's disease

[ mar-iks, mahr- ]
/ ˈmær ɪks, ˈmɑr- /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a contagious cancerous disease of poultry, caused by a herpesvirus and characterized by proliferation of lymphoid cells and paralysis of a limb or the neck.
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Origin of Marek's disease

After Hungarian veterinarian József Marek (1868–1952), who described it in 1907
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