limberneck


limberneck
lim·ber·neck 'lim-bər-.nek n a botulism of birds (esp. poultry) characterized by paralysis of the neck muscles and pharynx that interferes with swallowing and with raising or controlling the head

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lim·ber·neck (limґbər-nek) a type of botulism in birds, accompanied by flaccid paralysis.

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