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.
any disease resembling tuberculosis but caused by an organism other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
1895-1900;pseudo- + tuberculosis; def. 1 after the specific epithet of the bacterium causing the disease
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.