Johne's disease

[ yoh-nuh z ]
/ ˌyoʊ nəz /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for johne's disease

Johne's disease

/ (ˈjəʊnəz) /


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 for Johne's disease

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