pseudotuberculoses

pseudotuberculosis

[soo-doh-too-bur-kyuh-loh-sis, -tyoo-]
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; pseudo- + tuberculosis; def. 1 after the specific epithet of the bacterium causing the disease

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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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