brucellosis

[broo-suh-loh-sis]
noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
infection with bacteria of the Brucella genus, frequently causing spontaneous abortions in animals and remittent fever in humans.
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brucellosis (ˌbruːsɪˈləʊsɪs)
 
n
Also called: undulant fever an infectious disease of cattle, goats, dogs, and pigs, caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella and transmittable to man (e.g. by drinking contaminated milk): symptoms include fever, chills, and severe headache
 
[C20: from New Latin Brucella, named after Sir David Bruce (1855--1931), Australian bacteriologist and physician]

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brucellosis
1930, Mod.L., named for Scottish physician Sir David Bruce (1855-1931), who discovered the bacteria that caused it (1887).
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brucellosis bru·cel·lo·sis (brōō'sə-lō'sĭs)
n.
An infectious disease caused by any of several species of Brucella and marked by fever, sweating, weakness, and headache. It is transmitted to humans by direct contact with diseased animals or through ingestion of infested meat, milk, or cheese. Also called Bang's disease, Malta fever, Mediterranean fever, Rock fever, undulant fever.

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brucellosis   (br'sə-lō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
An infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella, transmitted to humans by contact with infected domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, and dogs. In humans, brucellosis is marked by fever, malaise, and headache. It can also occur in some forms of wildlife, such as bison, and can cause spontaneous abortions in infected animals.
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Example sentences for brucellosis
The bacterium brucella abortus is the principal cause of brucellosis in cattle.
The causative agent of brucellosis in dogs is brucella canis.
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