noun Date: 1863 a destructive disease of honeybee larvae caused by bacteria (as Bacillus larvae)

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  • foulbrood — foulbrood; para·foulbrood; …   English syllables

  • foulbrood — [foul′bro͞od΄] n. a deadly bacterial disease of the larvae of honeybees …   English World dictionary

  • foulbrood — foul·brood (foulґbr d) a contagious disease of honeybees in which larvae are abnormal; the two kinds are American foulbrood, caused by Bacillus larvae, and European foulbrood, caused by B. alvei …   Medical dictionary

  • foulbrood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of three destructive bacterial diseases of the larvae of the honeybee: a. : american foulbrood b. : european foulbrood c. : parafoulbrood * * * /fowl broohd …   Useful english dictionary

  • foulbrood — /fowl broohd /, n. any of several bacterial diseases of honeybee larvae, characterized by the putrefying of body tissues. [1860 65; FOUL + BROOD] * * * …   Universalium

  • foulbrood — noun A bacterial disease of bees …   Wiktionary

  • foulbrood — n. bacterial disease which infects honeybee larvae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foulbrood — foul•brood [[t]ˈfaʊlˌbrud[/t]] n. ent any of several bacterial diseases of honeybee larvae marked by putrefaction of body tissues • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • european foulbrood — noun Usage: usually capitalized E : a foulbrood that is caused by a bacillus (Bacillus alvei) and that differs from American foulbrood chiefly in the absence of ropiness of affected larvae …   Useful english dictionary

  • European foulbrood — europinis bičių perų puvinys statusas Aprobuotas sritis gyvūnų užkrečiamosios ligos apibrėžtis Bičių perų liga, kurią sukelia bakterijos lot. Melissococcus plutonius. atitikmenys: lot. Pestis apium europea angl. European foulbrood vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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