pullorum disease


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pullorum disease

[pə′lȯr·əm di‚zēz]
(veterinary medicine)
A highly fatal disease of chickens and other birds caused by Salmonella pullorum, characterized by weakness, lassitude, lack of appetite, and whitish or yellowish diarrhea. Also known as bacillary white diarrhea; white diarrhea.