actinomycosis

noun ac·ti·no·my·co·sis \ -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

actinomycotic

play \-ˈkä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of actinomycosis

borrowed from German Aktinomykose, from New Latin Actinomyces actinomyces + German -ose -osis


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actinomycosis

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

medical Definition of actinomycosis

plural actinomycoses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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

play \-ˈkät-ik\ adjective

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