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actinobacillosis

[ ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-loh-sis, ak-tuh-noh- ]
/ ækˌtɪn oʊˌbæs əˈloʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ- /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.

an infectious disease of cattle, domestic animals, and occasionally humans, resembling actinomycosis and caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii.

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Also called wooden tongue.

Origin of actinobacillosis

1900–05; <New Latin actinobacill(us) (see actinobacillus) + -osis
ac·tin·o·bac·il·lot·ic [ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-lot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-], /ækˌtɪn oʊˌbæs əˈlɒt ɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for actinobacillosis

actinobacillosis
/ (æktiːnəʊˌbæsɪlˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

vet science a disease of cattle and sheep, caused by infection with an Actinobacillus lignieresii and characterized by soft tissue lesions, esp of the tongueAlso called: wooden tongue, woody tongue, cruels
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