actinobacillosis

actinobacillosis

[ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-loh-sis, ak-tuh-noh-]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
an infectious disease of cattle, domestic animals, and occasionally humans, resembling actinomycosis and caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii.
Also called wooden tongue.


Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin actinobacill(us) (see actinobacillus) + -osis

actinobacillotic [ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-lot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-] , adjective
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actinobacillosis (æktiːnəʊˌbæsɪlˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
vet science wooden tongue, woody tongue, Also called: cruels a disease of cattle and sheep, caused by infection with an Actinobacillus lignieresii and characterized by soft tissue lesions, esp of the tongue

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