pyobacillosis

noun
pyo·​bacillosis | \ ¦pī(ˌ) ō+ \

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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History and Etymology for pyobacillosis

New Latin, from py- + bacillosis

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“Pyobacillosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyobacillosis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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