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pseudotuberculosis

[soo-doh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-] /ˌsu doʊ tʊˌbɜr kyəˈloʊ sɪs, -tyʊ-/
noun, Pathology
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
1895-1900
1895-1900; pseudo- + tuberculosis; def. 1 after the specific epithet of the bacterium causing the disease
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pseudotuberculoses in Medicine

pseudotuberculosis pseu·do·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis (sōō'dō-tu-bûr'kyə-lō'sĭs, -tyu-)
n.
Any of several diseases characterized by granulomas that resemble tubercular nodules but that are not caused by the tubercle bacillus.

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