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fowl

(foul)
n. pl. fowl or fowls
1. Any of various birds of the order Galliformes, especially the common, widely domesticated chicken (Gallus domesticus).
2.
a. A bird, such as a duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
b. The flesh of such birds used as food.
3. A bird of any kind.

fowl′er n.
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Effects of estrogens during embryonal development on crowing in the domestic fowl. Physiol.
Vidyadaran (1987) reported that the lung volume of the adult female domestic fowl, whether it is from a layer or broiler strain, has become smaller relative to body weight than the lung of the adult female of RJF.
The mean total WBC count in the Indian peafowl (9.52 [+ or -] 3.54 x [10.sup.9]/L [x [10.sup.3]/ [micro]L]) was lower than values reported for native Kashmir fowl (males, 16.80 [+ or -] 0.47 x [10.sup.9]/L [x [10.sup.3]/[+ or -]L]); females, 22.90 [+ or -] 0.37 x [10.sup.9]/L [x [10.sup.3]/[micro]L]), (9) and ring-necked pheasant (males, 28.52 [+ or -] 3.30 x [10.sup.9]/ L [x [10.sup.3]/[micro]L]); females, 27.82 [+ or -] 3.09 x [10.sup.9]/L [x [10.sup.3]/ [micro]L]), (10) but was in agreement with values reported for domestic fowl and turkeys.
Comparison of various anesthetic regimens in the domestic fowl. Am J Vet Res.
While the coronaviruses in these species have all been in coronavirus Group 3, as for the better known coronaviruses of the domestic fowl (infectious bronchitis virus [IBV], in Gallus gallus), turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), and pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), there is experimental evidence to suggest that birds are not limited to infection with Group 3 coronaviruses.
Birds, rats, fish and domestic fowl were also killed.
The opening brief but propulsive "The Cry of Domestic Fowl: In Lieu of a Foreword" establishes the tone and themes for all that follow.
And 500,000 domestic fowl - more commonly known as chickens - were also kept as pets.
(18) However, in contrast, Polydactyly is a dominant genetic trait in domestic fowl. (9,19,20,21)
The effect of caecal coccidiosis on the motility of the digestive tract of the domestic fowl. Jour.
while Ordinance 43 made it "unlawful for any domestic fowl of the species of chicken, turkey, guinea, duck or geese to run or go at large within city limits subject to a penalty of one dollar for each offense."
(Federal law prohibits the unregulated sale of meat and meat products.) The new law allows producers to sell up to 1,000 domestic fowl of their own raising every year without regulation.