actinomycosis

play
noun ac·ti·no·my·co·sis \-mī-ˈkō-səs\

Definition of actinomycosis

  1. :  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

New Latin


First Known Use: 1877


Medical Dictionary

actinomycosis

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

Medical Definition of actinomycosis

plural

actinomycoses

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  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

\-ˈkät-ik\play adjective

Learn More about actinomycosis


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up actinomycosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!