an acute, infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.
Origin of infectious mononucleosis
First recorded in 1915–20
Also called glandular fever.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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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