Definition of Newcastle disease in English:

Newcastle disease

Line breaks: New|cas¦tle dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈnjʊːkɑːs(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]
An acute infectious viral fever affecting birds, especially poultry. Also called fowl pest.
More 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 in 1927.

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