actinomycosis

Definitions of actinomycosis
  1. noun
    disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
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    types:
    cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw
    the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions
    thoracic actinomycosis
    a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the chest
    abdominal actinomycosis
    a serious form of actinomycosis that affects the abdomen
    type of:
    zoonosis, zoonotic disease
    an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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