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paratuberculosis

[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-] /ˌpær ə tʊˌbɜr kyəˈloʊ sɪs, -tyʊ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see para-1, tuberculosis
Related forms
paratuberculous
[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-luh s, -tyoo-] /ˌpær ə tʊˈbɜr kyə ləs, -tyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for para tuberculoses

paratuberculosis

serious infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis. Although principally a disease of cattle, it can affect sheep, deer, and goats, and it occurs worldwide. Cows may not show signs of the disease for as long as a year after exposure to it.

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