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

Other words from actinomycosis

actinomycotic \-ˈkä-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of actinomycosis

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 \
plural actinomycoses\-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

Other words from actinomycosis

actinomycotic \-ˈkät-ik \ adjective

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