Johne's disease

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

Definition of Johne's disease

: 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

First Known Use of Johne's disease

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Johne's disease

Heinrich A. Johne †1910 German bacteriologist

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“Johne's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Johne%27s%20disease. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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Johne's disease

noun

Medical Definition of Johne's disease

: 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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