- an infectious, inflammatory disease caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and A. bovis in domestic animals, and characterized by lumpy, often suppurating tumors, especially, about the jaws.
Origin of actinomycosis
Also called lumpy jaw.
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Thus in England actinomycosis of the tongue is most prevalent.
Actinomycosis may in some cases be confounded with tuberculosis.
In 1906 we discovered the existence of actinomycosis among the black mountain sheep of northern British Columbia.Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Bollinger determined that the Actinomyces bovis (Streptothrix bovis) is the cause of actinomycosis in cattle in 1877.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
In actinomycosis the adjacent lymphatic glands are not involved.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- a fungal disease of cattle and of cats and dogs, sometimes transmitted to humans esp by bites, characterized by a swelling of the affected part, most often the jaw or lungsNontechnical name: lumpy jaw
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- 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.
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