infectious mononucleosis

noun

Definition of infectious mononucleosis 

: an acute infectious disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus that is characterized especially by fever, sore throat, swelling of lymph nodes, fatigue, and lymphocytosis and occurs primarily in adolescents and young adults abbreviation IM

called also kissing disease, mono

Examples of infectious mononucleosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The final, official diagnosis was the Epstein-Barr virus, also known as infectious mononucleosis. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "She helped win national championships and fought off cancer. Then came the hard part. | Charlotte Observer," 11 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'infectious mononucleosis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of infectious mononucleosis

1915, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about infectious mononucleosis

Share infectious mononucleosis

Resources for infectious mononucleosis

Statistics for infectious mononucleosis

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for infectious mononucleosis

The first known use of infectious mononucleosis was in 1915

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for infectious mononucleosis

infectious mononucleosis

noun

Medical Definition of infectious mononucleosis 

: an acute infectious disease associated with Epstein-Barr virus that is characterized especially by fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, and lymphocytosis and occurs primarily in adolescents and young adults abbreviation IM

called also glandular fever, kissing disease, mono

More from Merriam-Webster on infectious mononucleosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about infectious mononucleosis

Comments on infectious mononucleosis

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!