pseudotuberculosis

noun
pseu·​do·​tu·​ber·​cu·​lo·​sis | \ ˈsü-dō-tu̇-ˌbər-kyə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce pseudotuberculosis (audio) , -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 strains provided an intermediate version between Y. pseudotuberculosis and modern Y. pestis. Quanta Magazine, "The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death," 6 Oct. 2015 Recent genetic work has traced the plague’s evolutionary precursor back to the relatively harmless gastrointestinal pathogen Y. pseudotuberculosis, which only causes mild diarrhea. Quanta Magazine, "The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death," 6 Oct. 2015 These strains provided an intermediate version between Y. pseudotuberculosis and modern Y. pestis. Quanta Magazine, "The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death," 6 Oct. 2015 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

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First Known Use of pseudotuberculosis

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pseudotuberculosis

New Latin

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The first known use of pseudotuberculosis was in 1894

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“Pseudotuberculosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudotuberculosis. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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pseudotuberculosis

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

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

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