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glanders

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction glan·ders \-dərz\

Definition of glanders

  1. :  a contagious and destructive disease especially of horses caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei syn. Pseudomonas mallei) and characterized by caseating nodular lesions especially on the respiratory mucosae and lungs that tend to break down and form ulcers



Origin of glanders

Middle French glandre glandular swelling on the neck, from Latin glandulae, from plural of glandula, diminutive of gland-, glans


First Known Use: 1523


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glanders

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction glan·ders \-dərz\

Medical Definition of glanders

  1. :  a contagious and destructive disease especially of horses caused by a bacterium of the genus Burkholderia (B. mallei synonym Pseudomonas mallei) and characterized by caseating nodular lesions especially of the respiratory mucosae, lungs, and skin that tend to break down and form ulcers




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