Marek's disease
noun Etymology: József Marek died 1952 Hungarian veterinarian Date: 1947 a highly contagious virus disease of poultry that is marked especially by proliferation of lymphoid cells and is caused by either of two herpesviruses (species Gallid herpesvirus 2 and Gallid herpesvirus 3)

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