Meaning of fowl cholera

fowl' chol"era

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— Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
  1. a specific, acute, diarrheal disease of fowls, esp. chickens, caused by a bacterium, Pasteurella multocida. Cf. hemorrhagic septicemia.
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