Definition of Newcastle disease in English:

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Newcastle disease

noun

An acute infectious viral fever affecting birds, especially poultry. Also called fowl pest.
Example sentences
  • Bird flu and Newcastle disease are notifiable diseases and must be reported to your local Divisional Veterinary Manager.
  • Paramoxyviruses are other viruses found in birds that can result in Newcastle disease outbreaks in poultry,’ says Suarez.
  • The last thing poultry producers want their flocks hit with is exotic Newcastle disease, a contagious and fatal viral disease affecting most species of birds.

Origin

1920s: so named because it was first recorded near Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1927.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: New·cas·tle dis·ease

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