Actinomycosis

Definition of Actinomycosis

Ac`ti`no`my`co´sis   Pronunciation: ăk`tĭ`nô`mī`kō´sĭs
n.1.(Med.) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to infection with actinomycetes, especially by Actinomyces bovis in cattle and by Actinomyces israeli or Arachnia propionica in man. It is characterized by hard swellings usually in the mouth and jaw. In man the disease may also affect the abdomen or thorax. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw.

Related Words

abdominal actinomycosis, cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw, thoracic actinomycosis, zoonosis, zoonotic disease
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