necrobacillosis

noun
nec·​ro·​bac·​il·​lo·​sis | \ ˌnek-rō-ˌbas-ə-ˈlō-səs How to pronounce necrobacillosis (audio) \
plural necrobacilloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce necrobacilloses (audio) \

Medical Definition of necrobacillosis

: any of several infections or diseases (as bullnose, calf diphtheria, or foot rot) that are characterized especially by inflammation and ulcerative or necrotic lesions and are caused by a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. necrophorum) — see quittor

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“Necrobacillosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/necrobacillosis. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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