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
Origin of actinomycosis
First Known Use: 1881
Medical Definition of actinomycosis
plural ac·ti·no·my·co·ses \-ˌsēz\play
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