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infectious mononucleosis

noun Pathology.
an acute, infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.
Also called glandular fever.


Origin:
1915–20

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infectious mononucleosis
 
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Also called: glandular fever an acute infectious disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and abnormal lymphocytes in the blood

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infectious mononucleosis n.
A common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities.

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