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Meaning of Newcastle disease

New'castle disease"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
  1. a rapidly spreading virus-induced disease of birds and domestic fowl, as chickens, marked by respiratory difficulty, reduced egg production and, in chicks, paralysis. Also called
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