Definition of pyobacillosis
: infection with or disease caused in sheep, swine, or rarely cattle by a bacterium (Corynebacterium pyogenes) that is usually marked by abscess formation but in sheep commonly takes the form of chronic purulent pneumonia accompanied by extensive fibrosis, pleurisy, and joint lesions
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Origin and Etymology of pyobacillosis
New Latin, from py- + bacillosis
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