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caseous lymphadenitis


Medical Definition of caseous lymphadenitis

  1. :  a chronic infectious disease of sheep and goats characterized by caseation of the lymph glands and occasionally of parts of the lungs, liver, spleen, and kidneys that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Corynebacterium (C. pseudotuberculosis)—called also pseudotuberculosis

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