actinomycoses

actinomycosis

[ak-tin-oh-mahy-koh-sis, ak-tuh-noh-]
noun Veterinary Pathology, Pathology.
an infectious, inflammatory disease caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and A. bovis in domestic animals, and characterized by lumpy, often suppurating tumors, especially, about the jaws.
Also called lumpy jaw.


Origin:
1880–85; actinomyc(es) + -osis

actinomycotic [ak-tin-oh-mahy-kot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-] , adjective
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actinomycosis (ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
 
n
Nontechnical name: lumpy jaw a fungal disease of cattle and of cats and dogs, sometimes transmitted to humans esp by bites, characterized by a swelling of the affected part, most often the jaw or lungs
 
actinomycotic
 
adj

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actinomycosis ac·ti·no·my·co·sis (āk'tə-nō-mī-kō'sĭs)
n.
An inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, and sometimes humans, caused by microorganisms of the genus Actinomyces and characterized by lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, and abdomen.


ac'ti·no·my·cot'ic (-kŏt'ĭk) adj.
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