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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a rapidly spreading virus-induced disease of birds and domestic fowl, as chickens, marked by respiratory difficulty, reduced egg production and, in chicks, paralysis.
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Origin of Newcastle disease

After Newcastle-upon-Tyne, near which city the disease was first reported in 1927
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British Dictionary definitions for Newcastle disease

Newcastle disease

noun
an acute viral disease of birds, esp poultry, characterized by pneumonia and inflammation of the central nervous system

Word Origin for Newcastle disease

C20: named after Newcastle upon Tyne, where it was recorded in 1926
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