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actinomycosis

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noun ac·ti·no·my·co·sis \-mī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of actinomycosis

  1. :  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

actinomycoticplay \-ˈkä-tik\ adjective


Origin of actinomycosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1881


Medical Dictionary

actinomycosis

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noun ac·ti·no·my·co·sis \ˌak-tə-nō-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of actinomycosis

plural actinomycoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

actinomycotic \-ˈkät-ik\play adjective



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