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noun yer·sin·i·o·sis \yər-ˌsin-ē-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of yersiniosis

  1. :  infection with or disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia (as Y. pseudotuberculosis); especially :  an infectious disease that is caused by a yersinia (Y. enterocolitica) transmitted chiefly in contaminated water and food (as raw or undercooked pork products) and is marked especially by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea

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