an enteritis of a chronic wasting type affecting ungulates and other ruminants; caused by Mycobacterium avium, subsp. paratuberculosis; characterized by diarrhea, muscle wasting, and generalized weakness.
[Heinrich Albert Johne (1839–1910), German pathologist]
See Also: Mycobacterium paratuberculosis
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