apoplectiform septicemia

apoplectiform septicemia
: a highly infectious disease of gallinaceous birds caused by a bacterium (Streptococcus gallinarum) and characterized by depression, listlessness, and a staggering gait usually followed by prostration and death

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apoplectiform septicemia,
a fatal disease of poultry, with symptoms like those in apoplexy. It is caused by streptococci that invade the bloodstream.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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