Johne's disease

play
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


First Known Use: 1907


Medical Dictionary

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


Learn More about johne's disease


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Johne's disease? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!