from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic disease of domestic animals, especially cattle and sheep, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and characterized by persistent diarrhea, gradual loss of weight, and general weakness.
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- n. 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
After Heinrich Albert Johne (1839-1910), German physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For Dr. H. A. Johne, German pathologist (Wiktionary)