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Definition of "foulbrood" [foulbrood]

  • A fatal disease of honeybee larvae caused by one of several types of bacteria, including Bacillus alvei. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foulbrood" in a sentence
  • "Many thought the chinese were using it to treat foulbrood disease in honeybee colonies."
  • "European foulbrood - similar to diarrhoea, which kills bees through body-fluid loss - but many Chinese producers are believed to overdose even healthy hives as a preventative measure, leaving potentially toxic traces in the honey harvest."
  • "Absconding swarm, American foulbrood, Braula coeca, buff comb, Demaree ('the method of swarm control that separates the queen from most of the brood within the same hive'), supersedure ('a natural replacement of an established queen by a daughter in the same hive')—it's all here."