[ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-loh-sis, ak-tuh-noh-]

noun Veterinary Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. actinin,
  2. actinism,
  3. actinium,
  4. actinium series,
  5. actino-,
  6. actinobacillus,
  7. actinobiology,
  8. actinochemistry,
  9. actinodermatitis,
  10. actinodrome

Origin of actinobacillosis

1900–05; < New Latin actinobacill(us) (see actinobacillus) + -osis

Also called wooden tongue.

Related formsac·tin·o·bac·il·lot·ic [ak-tin-oh-bas-uh-lot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-] /ækˌtɪn oʊˌbæs əˈlɒt ɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for actinobacillosis



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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