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.
glanders is transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected animals.
The symptoms of melioidosis are similar to glanders and will depend upon the location where bacteria entered the body.
British Dictionary definitions for glanders
(functioning as sing) 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
glandered, adjective glanderous, adjective
C16: from Old French glandres enlarged glands, from Latin glandulae, literally: little acorns, from glāns acorn; see gland1