avian tuberculosis

noun

: tuberculosis of birds usually caused by a bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium (M. avium)
also : infection of mammals (as swine) by the same bacterium

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“Avian tuberculosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avian%20tuberculosis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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