Glanderous

glanders

[glan-derz]
noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and characterized by swellings beneath the jaw and a profuse mucous discharge from the nostrils.
Compare farcy.


Origin:
1475–85; < Middle French glandres swollen glands < Latin glandulae swollen glands, literally, little acorns. See gland1, -ule

glanderous, adjective
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glanders (ˈɡlændəz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) a highly infectious bacterial disease of horses, sometimes transmitted to man, caused by Actinobacillus mallei and characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes of the air passages, skin, and lymph glands
 
[C16: from Old French glandres enlarged glands, from Latin glandulae, literally: little acorns, from glāns acorn; see gland1]
 
'glandered
 
adj
 
'glanderous
 
adj

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glanders
"horse disease characterized by glandular swelling," c.1410, from O.Fr. glandres, pl. of glandre, from L. glandula (see gland).
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