pullorum disease: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pu-lôr'um, -lōr'-), [key]
— Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
- a highly contagious, frequently fatal disease of young poultry caused by the bacterium Salmonella gallinarum (pullorum), transmitted by the infected hen during egg production, and characterized by weakness, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.