paratuberculosis

paratuberculosis

[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-]
noun Veterinary Pathology.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see para-1, tuberculosis

paratuberculous [par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-luhs, -tyoo-] , adjective
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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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