actinomycosis


ac·ti·no·my·co·sis

noun \-mī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of ACTINOMYCOSIS

:  infection with or disease caused by actinomyces; especially :  a chronic disease of cattle, swine, and humans characterized by hard granulomatous masses usually in the mouth and jaw
ac·ti·no·my·cot·ic \-ˈkä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ACTINOMYCOSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1881

ac·ti·no·my·co·sis

noun \ˌak-tə-nō-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ac·ti·no·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ACTINOMYCOSIS

: infection with or disease caused by actinomyces; especially : a chronic disease of cattle, swine, and humans characterized by hard granulomatous masses usually in the mouth and jaws—see actinomycoma
ac·ti·no·my·cot·ic \-ˈkät-ik\ adjective

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