Definitions for: Glanders


[n] a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans



Webster (1913) Definition: Glan"ders, n. [From Gland.] (Far.)
A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses,
asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of
sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and
induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It
may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.

See Also: zoonosis

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