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turkey

a bird in the family Meleagridae. The common turkey is Meleagris gallopavo. There are two breeds, the American bronzewing and the white holland. Bred entirely for meat mostly for human consumption on festive occasions.

turkey berry
turkey bluecomb disease
see turkey coronaviral enteritis.
turkey bordetellosis
see turkey coryza.
turkey bush
myoporumdeserti.
turkey coryza
see turkey coryza.
turkey-egg kidney
a pale kidney covered with a large number of petechiae to give it the appearance of a turkey's egg; occurs in many septicemic diseases, particularly classical swine fever (hog cholera), African swine fever and salmonellosis.
turkey hemorrhagic enteritis
an acute, infectious disease of turkeys 4 weeks old and older caused by a Group II avian adenovirus. Clinically there is illness for only 24 hours, bloody droppings and a mortality rate of up to 60%.
turkey hepatitis
a highly contagious disease of turkeys caused by an enterovirus. The disease is characterized by a high level of subclinical infection and sudden death in stressed birds. There is focal necrosis in the liver and pancreas.
turkey herpesvirus
antigenically related to Marek's disease virus (MDV) but not pathogenic in any species. Used to vaccinate chickens against Marek's disease. The infection is universal in domestic and wild turkey populations and is now widespread in chicken populations.
turkey leg edema
see leg edema.
turkey louse
includes Chelopistes meleagridis (large turkey louse), Colpocephalum tausi, Oxylipeurus polytrapezius (slender turkey louse), O. corpelentus.
turkey meningoencephalitis
see Israeli turkey encephalomyelitis.
turkey mullein
turkey rhinotracheitis
a catarrhal infection of the upper respiratory tract in young poults. In chickens, a similar disease is called swollen head syndrome. It is caused by a pneumovirus, genus Metapneumovirus.
turkey syndrome
a common accompaniment of infection in 6-week-old turkey poults infected with Mycoplasma meleagridis and with airsacculitis as a result. The syndrome is characterized by deformity and shortening of the tarsometatarsal bone, hock joint swelling and deformity of cervical vertebrae. There may also be stunting of growth and abnormal feathering.
turkey X disease
the original name given to aflatoxicosis.
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Grant, smiling--"the turkey, and I assure you a very fine one; for, my dear," turning to her husband, "cook insists upon the turkey's being dressed to-morrow.
A turkey, or a goose, or a leg of mutton, or whatever you and your cook chuse to give us.
Well, I'm going to try, for I'm very hungry," she decided, and took a thin slice of the white breast of turkey which the shaggy man cut for her, as well as a bit of bread and butter.
For beasts, or birds, take chiefly such as are least subject to diseases, and multiply fastest; as swine, goats, cocks, hens, turkeys, geese, house-doves, and the like.
She remained at her father's house during the winter months, plucking fowls, or cramming turkeys and geese, or making clothes for her sisters and brothers out of some finery which d'Urberville had given her, and she had put by with contempt.
Hewet stepped off the road on to one of these, in order to avoid the hardness and heat of the main road, the dust of which was always being raised in small clouds by carts and ramshackle flies which carried parties of festive peasants, or turkeys swelling unevenly like a bundle of air balls beneath a net, or the brass bedstead and black wooden boxes of some newly wedded pair.
He thought he lived in a country where turkeys were the ruling class, and every year they held a feast to manifest their sense of Heaven's goodness in sparing their lives to kill them later.
Improved political relations between Turkey and Iran were followed by improvements in economic relations.
Turkey was a different country when I took up my first assignment there in 1989.
Turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so large the turkeys fall over.
Amazingly, the plump turkey you now eat for dinner was once as thin as its wild cousins.
However, prospective EU membership of Turkey raises critical issues in the Community and in several member countries.