Johne's disease

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noun Joh·ne's disease \ˈyō-nəz-\

Definition of Johne's disease

  1. :  a chronic often fatal contagious enteritis of ruminants and especially of cattle that is caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation

Origin and Etymology of johne's disease

Heinrich A. Johne †1910 German bacteriologist


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Johne's disease

noun Joh·ne's disease

Medical Definition of Johne's disease

  1. :  a chronic often fatal enteritis especially of cattle that is caused by Johne's bacillus and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation—called also paratuberculosis


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