Definitions for: Actinomycosis

[n] disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses

Webster (1913) Definition: Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis, n. [NL.] (Med.)
A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the
presence of Actinomyces bovis. It causes local suppurating
tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also lumpy jaw or {big
jaw}. -- Ac`ti*no*my*cot"ic, a.

See Also: abdominal actinomycosis, cervicofacial actinomycosis, lumpy jaw, thoracic actinomycosis, zoonosis

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