caseous lymphadenitis


: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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