- pan·leu·ko·pe·nia or chiefly Brit pan·leu·co·pe·nia .pan-.lü-kə-'pē-nē-ə n an acute usu. fatal epizootic disease esp. of cats that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Parvovirus (species Feline panleukopenia virus) and is characterized by fever, diarrhea, and dehydration and by extensive destruction of white blood cells called also cat distemper, cat fever, cat plague, cat typhoid, feline distemper, feline enteritis, feline panleukopenia
* * *pan·leu·ko·pe·nia (pan″loo-ko-peґne-ə) a highly contagious and often fatal disease of cats, caused by a parvovirus; characteristics include leukopenia, inactivity, anorexia, diarrhea, and vomiting. Called also feline or infectious feline agranulocytosis, cat or feline enteritis, cat or feline distemper, and cat plague.
Medical dictionary. 2011.