blue comb

blue comb
blue comb -'kōm n an acute infectious disease of domestic turkeys that is caused by a coronavirus (genus Coronavirus) and is characterized by lack of appetite, weight loss, and wet droppings called also blue comb disease, mud fever

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  • blue comb — noun also blue comb disease Etymology: so called from its discoloring effect on the combs of fowls : a severe disease of domestic fowl and certain other birds that resembles Bright s disease of man and is due to unknown causes, although both a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue comb disease — noun see blue comb …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue comb — Vet. Pathol. a disease of birds resembling Bright s disease in humans affecting esp. domestic fowl, characterized by fever, sunken eyes, and shriveling of the skin of the wattles, shanks, and comb. Also called x disease. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • blue comb — /blu ˈkoʊm/ (say blooh kohm) noun enteritis in turkeys …  

  • Blue Foot chicken — is an American variety of the French chicken breed, Poulet de Bresse. Like many other chickens, the Blue Foot has a red comb and white feathers. Where it is different is that it has steel blue feet a trait so admired that the feet are usually… …   Wikipedia

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  • Comb (anatomy) — For other uses, see Coxcomb (disambiguation). A rooster with a large red comb. Anatomically, a comb is a fleshy growth, caruncle, or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds, most notably turkeys, pheasants, and domestic chickens. Its… …   Wikipedia

  • blue grouse — noun : any of several obscurely mottled predominantly slaty gray grouses (genus Dendragapus) of western No. America; especially : dusky grouse * * * a dull gray grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of western North America, the male of which has a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue grouse — a dull gray grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, of western North America, the male of which has a yellow or orange comb. Also called dusky grouse, sooty grouse. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • black comb — noun : a disease of Australian pullets resembling and perhaps indentical with blue comb …   Useful english dictionary

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