actinomycosis

noun
ac·​ti·​no·​my·​co·​sis | \ ˌak-(ˌ)ti-nō-mī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce actinomycosis (audio) , -tə-nō-; ak-ˌti-nō- \

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 \ ˌak-​(ˌ)ti-​nō-​mī-​ˈkä-​tik How to pronounce actinomycotic (audio) , -​tə-​nō-​ ; ak-​ˌti-​nō-​ \ 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actinomycosis. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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actinomycosis

noun
ac·​ti·​no·​my·​co·​sis | \ ˌak-tə-nō-ˌmī-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce actinomycosis (audio) \
plural actinomycoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce actinomycoses (audio) \

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 How to pronounce actinomycotic (audio) \ adjective

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