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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.
References in classic literature ?
The fat turkey was a sight to behold, when Hannah sent him up, stuffed, browned, and decorated.
It certainly may secure all the myrtle and turkey part of it.
ABDUL-AZIZ, Sultan of Turkey, Lord of the Ottoman Empire
There was a big desk in it, and a couple of big arm-chairs; a Turkey carpet adorned the floor, and the walls were decorated with sporting prints.
Soon after Prince Andrew had gone, Princess Mary wrote to her friend Julie Karagina in Petersburg, whom she had dreamed (as all girls dream) of marrying to her brother, and who was at that time in mourning for her own brother, killed in Turkey.
I et mince pie and rost turkey and frut cake and donuts and cheese and jam and choklut cake.
If the United States becomes too hot for us, why I have qualified for citizenship in Turkey.
And by degrees, as the power of Greece grew less, the power of Turkey grew greater.
Oh, he is sweeping out the barracks," replied one of the generals, who was busy eating a leg of a turkey.
Put an olive into a lark, put a lark into a quail; put a quail into a plover; put a plover into a partridge; put a partridge into a pheasant; put a pheasant into a turkey.
In this list may be included four species of the Caracara or Polyborus, the Turkey buzzard, the Gallinazo, and the Condor.
She had been married young by her relations to an old Turkey merchant, who, having got a great fortune, had left off trade.