Preisz-nocard bacillus

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Preisz-Nocard bacillus --> corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis

(Science: bacteria) A species of gram-positive, asporogenous bacteria that was originally isolated from necrotic areas in the kidney of a sheep. It may cause ulcerative lymphangitis, abscesses, and other chronic purulent infections in sheep, horses, and other warm-blooded animals. Human disease may form from contact with infected animals.