[ soo-doh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo- ]

  1. an acute, sometimes fatal disease of rodents, birds, and other animals, including humans, caused by the bacterium Yersinia (Pasteurella) pseudotuberculosis, and characterized by the formation of nodules resembling those that result from tuberculosis.

  2. any disease resembling tuberculosis but caused by an organism other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Origin of pseudotuberculosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; pseudo- + tuberculosis; def. 1 after the species name of the bacterium causing the disease

Words Nearby pseudotuberculosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024