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avian influenza

Syllabification: a·vi·an in·flu·en·za
(also avian flu)

Definition of avian influenza in English:

noun

The technical name for bird flu.
Example sentences
  • At the same time an Indonesian government official says Indonesians should just accustom themselves to getting sick from H5N1 avian influenza.
  • Fewer than a dozen cats are known to have become infected with avian influenza.
  • Poultry vaccines can prevent healthy chickens from contracting deadly strains of avian influenza, Dutch researchers report.

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