infectious mononucleosis

noun

Definition of infectious mononucleosis

  1. :  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

1915

First Known Use of infectious mononucleosis

1915


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infectious mononucleosis

noun

Medical Definition of infectious mononucleosis

  1. :  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


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