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Meaning of ACTINOMYCOSIS

Pronunciation:  `aktunowmI'kowsis

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
 
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 See Also: abdominal actinomycosis, cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw, thoracic actinomycosis, zoonosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis\, n. [NL.] (Med.)
A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the
presence of {Actinomyces bovis}. It causes local suppurating
tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also {lumpy jaw} or {big
jaw}. -- {Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic}, a.



 

 

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