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actinomycosis

[ ak-tin-oh-mahy-koh-sis, ak-tuh-noh- ]
/ ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ- /
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noun Veterinary Pathology, Pathology.
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.
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Also called lumpy jaw.

Origin of actinomycosis

First recorded in 1880–85; actinomyc(es) + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM actinomycosis

ac·tin·o·my·cot·ic [ak-tin-oh-mahy-kot-ik, ak-tuh-noh-], /ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæk tə noʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for actinomycosis

actinomycosis
/ (ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun
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

Derived forms of actinomycosis

actinomycotic (ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkɒtɪk), adjective
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