Marek's disease

[ mar-iks, mahr- ]
/ ˈmær ɪks, ˈmɑr- /

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.

Origin of Marek's disease

after Hungarian veterinarian József Marek (1868–1952), who described it in 1907 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019