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

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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.

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  • panleukopenia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1940 an acute usually fatal epizootic disease especially of cats that is caused by a parvovirus (Feline panleukopenia virus of the genus Parvovirus) and is marked by fever, diarrhea and dehydration, and destruction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • panleukopenia — /pan looh keuh pee nee euh/, n. Vet. Pathol. distemper1 (def. 1c). Also, panleucopenia. [1935 40; PAN + LEUKOPENIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • panleukopenia — noun A distemper of cats caused by a strain of parvovirus …   Wiktionary

  • panleukopenia — n. distemper, type of disease in animals (Veterinary Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • panleukopenia — pan·leukopenia …   English syllables

  • panleukopenia — pan•leu•ko•pe•ni•a or pan•leu•co•pe•ni•a [[t]ˌpæn lu kəˈpi ni ə[/t]] n. vet distemper I, 1), c) • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • panleukopenia — noun see panleucopenia * * * /pan looh keuh pee nee euh/, n. Vet. Pathol. distemper1 (def. 1c). Also, panleucopenia. [1935 40; PAN + LEUKOPENIA] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feline panleukopenia — Taxobox | color=violet name = Feline panleukopenia virus virus group = ii familia = Parvoviridae genus = Parvovirus species = Feline panleukopenia virus Feline panleukopenia, commonly known as feline distemper, is a viral infection affecting cats …   Wikipedia

  • feline panleukopenia — n PANLEUKOPENIA …   Medical dictionary

  • feline panleukopenia — noun Date: circa 1943 panleukopenia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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