infectious mononucleosis

noun Pathology.

an acute, infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.

Nearby words

  1. infectious ectromelia,
  2. infectious eczematoid dermatitis,
  3. infectious endocarditis,
  4. infectious hepatitis,
  5. infectious laryngotracheitis,
  6. infectious papilloma virus,
  7. infectious polyneuritis,
  8. infectious warts virus,
  9. infective,
  10. infective embolism

Origin of infectious mononucleosis

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called glandular fever. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for infectious mononucleosis

infectious mononucleosis


an acute infectious disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and abnormal lymphocytes in the bloodAlso called: glandular fever
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Medicine definitions for infectious mononucleosis

infectious mononucleosis


A common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities.

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