Johne's disease

noun

Joh·​ne's disease ˈyō-nəz- How to pronounce Johne's disease (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Heinrich A. Johne †1910 German bacteriologist

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Johne's disease was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Johne's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Johne%27s%20disease. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

Johne's disease

noun

: 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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