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.
- Also called lumpy jaw.
- 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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How to use actinomycosis in a sentence
In certain parts of Germany actinomycotic tumors are most frequently encountered in the throat region and in the jawbones.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle | U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for actinomycosis
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 lungs: Nontechnical name: lumpy jaw
- actinomycotic (ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkɒtɪk), adjective
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