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[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-] /ˌpær ə tʊˌbɜr kyəˈloʊ sɪs, -tyʊ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
< New Latin; see para-1, tuberculosis
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[par-uh-too-bur-kyuh-luh s, -tyoo-] /ˌpær ə tʊˈbɜr kyə ləs, -tyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
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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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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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