caseous lymphadenitis

noun

: 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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“Caseous lymphadenitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/caseous%20lymphadenitis. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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