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

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

Origin of actinobacillosis

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

Other words from actinobacillosis

  • 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

Words Nearby actinobacillosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for actinobacillosis


/ (æktiːnəʊˌbæsɪlˈəʊsɪs) /

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

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