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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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She decided to put it all down on paper - part confessional, part culinary companion - and the end result was TALK TURKEY TO ME, a cookbook that thrust her into the limelight as America's favorite turkey expert, with stints on QVC, WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Oprah & Friends Thanksgiving Special and coveted endorsements from Slashfood.
22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to talk turkey about hidden airline fees, says the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), a non-profit organization promoting consumer interests on travel policy issues.
Customers who visited Eugene bistro Ratatouille on Thanksgiving certainly weren't there to talk turkey.
Mind you, if there are any multi-billionaires knocking about with cash to spare on Landies, I've got three in the garage and, for a few million, could be persuaded to talk turkey.
But they are finishing strongly and this stunning win - easily their best victory on the road - will surely give Boskamp plenty of ammunition when he sits down to talk turkey with his chairman.
Even in the early days of the recall race, he eschewed the typical campaign stops to talk turkey with reporters.
LORENZO AMORUSO last night revealed he's ready to talk turkey with West Ham boss Harry Redknapp this Christmas.