Medical Dictionary

Johne's bacillus

play
noun Joh·ne's bacillus \ˈyō-ˌnēz-, -nəz-\

Medical Definition of Johne's bacillus

  1. :  a bacillus of the genus Mycobacterium (M. paratuberculosis) that causes Johne's disease

Biographical Note for johne's bacillus

Johne

\ˈyō-nə\play ,

Heinrich Albert

(1839–1910), German bacteriologist. Johne developed a method for staining bacterial capsules in 1894. He discovered Johne's bacillus in 1895.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Johne's bacillus? 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

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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