• WordNet 3.6
    • n pasteurellosis an acute infectious disease characterized by pneumonia and blood infection
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pasteurellosis A generic name including a group of highly fatal infectious diseases in different species of animals, characterized by sudden onset, rapid course, marked hyperthermia, accelerated breathing and pulse, and caused by bacilli of the hemorrhagic septicemia group. For instance, the pasteurellosis of birds is the same as fowl-cholera; of rabbits the same as rabbit septicemia; of wild animals, the same as game and cattle disease; of cattle, the same as hemorrhagic septicemia; of buffalo, the same as barbone; of swine, the same as swine-plague, etc.
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