melioidosis

[mel-ee-oi-doh-sis]
noun Pathology.
  1. a contagious pulmonary disease of rodents that is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is frequently transmitted to humans in moist climates of southeastern Asia.

Origin of melioidosis

1920–25; < Greek mēlí(s) glanders, or a similar distemper affecting asses + -oid + -osis
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melioidosis in Medicine

melioidosis

[mĕl′ē-oi-dōsĭs]
n.
  1. An infectious disease, primarily affecting rodents in India and Southeast Asia but also communicable to humans, that is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei; it produces a characteristic caseous nodule that breaks down into an abscess.
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