[ mel-ee-oi-doh-sis ]
/ ˌmɛl i ɔɪˈdoʊ sɪs /
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.
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Medical definitions for melioidosis
[ mĕl′ē-oi-dō′sĭs ]
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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