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actinomycosis ac·ti·no·my·co·sis (āk'tə-nō-mī-kō'sĭs)
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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