Johne's disease
noun Etymology: Heinrich A. Johne died 1910 German bacteriologist Date: 1907 a chronic often fatal contagious enteritis of ruminants and especially of cattle that is caused by a bacterium (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation

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  • Johne's disease — n a chronic often fatal enteritis esp. of cattle that is caused by Johne s bacillus and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and gradual emaciation called also paratuberculosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Johne's disease — Infobox Disease Name = Johnes disease Caption = DiseasesDB = 33739 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010283 Johne s disease (pronounced yo knees ) is a contagious, chronic and sometimes fatal… …   Wikipedia

  • Johne's disease — Joh′ne s disease [[t]ˌyoʊ nəz[/t]] n. vet a chronic diarrheal disease of cattle and sheep caused by a bacillus Mycobacterium paratuberculosis[/ex] • Etymology: 1905–10; after H. A. Johne (1839–1910), German scientist …   From formal English to slang

  • johne's disease — noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: after Heinrich A. Johne : a chronic often fatal enteritis of cattle and less commonly of sheep, goats, and horses that is caused by Johne s bacillus and is characterized by persistent diarrhea and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johne's disease — /yoh neuhz/, Vet. Pathol. a chronic diarrheal disease of cattle and sheep caused by infection with Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, an organism related to the tubercle bacillus. [1905 10; named after H. A. Johne (1839 1910), German scientist] * *… …   Universalium

  • Johne's disease — /ˈjoʊniz dəziz/ (say yohneez duhzeez) noun a chronic diarrhoeal disease of cattle and sheep caused by infection with an organism related to the tubercle bacillus. {named after HA Johne, 1839–1910, German scientist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Johne's disease — [ jəʊnəz] noun a form of chronic enteritis in cattle and sheep, caused by a mycobacterium. Origin early 20th cent.: named after the German veterinary surgeon Heinrich A. Johne …   English new terms dictionary

  • Johne's disease — noun a chronic, contagious and often fatal disease of cattle, sheep and goats, caused by the intestinal bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract …   Wiktionary

  • Johne's bacillus — Joh·ne s bacillus yō .nēz , nəz n a bacillus of the genus Mycobacterium (M. paratuberculosis) that causes Johne s disease Joh·ne yō nə Heinrich Albert (1839 1910) German bacteriologist. Johne developed a method for staining bacterial capsules in… …   Medical dictionary

  • johne's bacillus — ˈyōnə̇z noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: after Heinrich A. Johne died 1910 German bacteriologist : a bacillus (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis) that causes Johne s disease …   Useful english dictionary

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