pseudotuberculosis

noun
pseu·do·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis | \ˈsü-dō-tu̇-ˌbər-kyə-ˈlō-səs, -tyu̇-\

Definition of pseudotuberculosis 

: any of several diseases that are marked by the formation of granulomas resembling tubercular nodules and are caused by a bacterium (such as Yersinia pseudotuberculosis) other than the tubercle bacillus

Examples of pseudotuberculosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Phylogenetic analysis suggests that the earliest common ancestor of all those plague strains probably branched off from the bacteria Y. pseudotuberculosis some time between 5,727 and 6,797 years ago. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "4,000-year-old genomes point to origins of bubonic plague," 12 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pseudotuberculosis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of pseudotuberculosis

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudotuberculosis

New Latin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pseudotuberculosis

Share pseudotuberculosis

Statistics for pseudotuberculosis

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pseudotuberculosis

The first known use of pseudotuberculosis was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pseudotuberculosis

pseudotuberculosis

noun
pseu·do·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis | \-t(y)u̇-ˌbər-kyə-ˈlō-səs \
plural pseudotuberculoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of pseudotuberculosis 

1 : any of several diseases that are marked by the formation of granulomas resembling tubercular nodules and are caused by a bacterium (as Yersinia pseudotuberculosis) other than the tubercle bacillus

More from Merriam-Webster on pseudotuberculosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pseudotuberculosis

Comments on pseudotuberculosis

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!