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actinomycosis

[ak-tin-oh-mahy-koh-sis, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology, Pathology
1.
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 of actinomycosis
1880-1885
1880-85; actinomyc(es) + -osis
Related forms
actinomycotic
[ak-tin-oh-mahy-kot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for actinomycosis

actinomycosis

/ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
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 Nontechnical name lumpy jaw
Derived Forms
actinomycotic (ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkɒtɪk) adjective
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actinomycosis in Medicine

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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