pearl disease

noun

Medical Definition of pearl disease

: tuberculosis of serous membranes (as the pleura or peritoneum) that is characterized by small rounded grayish elevated lesions and occurs chiefly in cattle

called also pearly disease

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“Pearl disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pearl%20disease. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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