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johnin

Pronunciation: yo'nin

Definition: A product used as a diagnostic agent, analogous to tuberculin but made from Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (the causative organism of Johne disease) grown in a broth medium containing Mycobacterium phlei (timothy hay bacillus); used as an allergen to provoke reactions in infected animals.

[H. A. Johne]

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