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Johne's disease Syllabification: Joh·ne's dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˈyōniz diˌzēz/

Definition of Johne's disease in English:


A form of chronic enteritis in cattle and sheep, caused by a mycobacterium.
Example sentences
  • Producers advocated extending the dairy price program and developing better methods to assess Johne's disease in U.S. cattle.
  • In 1901, a Scottish surgeon postulated that the disease he observed in the human intestine might be the same as Johne's disease in cattle.
  • Some industry officials postulate that Johne's disease may be linked to a human intestinal disorder in called Crohn's disease.


Early 20th century: named after Heinrich A. Johne (1839–1910), German veterinary surgeon.

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