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Johne's disease

[yoh-nuh z]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a chronic diarrheal disease of cattle and sheep caused by infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, an organism related to the tubercle bacillus.

Origin of Johne's disease

1905–10; named after H. A. Johne (1839–1910), German scientist
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Johne's disease

noun
  1. an infectious disease of ruminants characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel and caused by Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, a bacterium that can be transmitted in milk

Word Origin

C20: named after H. A. Johne (1839–1910), German veterinary surgeon
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