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infectious mononucleosis

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

Origin of infectious mononucleosis

First recorded in 1915–20
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infectious mononucleosis

noun
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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