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Related to actinomycosis: abdominal actinomycosis, cervicofacial actinomycosis
An inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, humans, and other mammals, caused by actinomyces and characterized by lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, and abdomen. Also called lumpy jaw.
ac·tin′o·my·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Veterinary Science) a fungal disease of cattle and of cats and dogs, sometimes transmitted to humans esp by bites, characterized by a swelling of the affected part, most often the jaw or lungs. Nontechnical name: lumpy jaw
ac•tin•o•my•co•sis(ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ-)
an infectious, inflammatory disease caused by Actinomyces israelii in humans and A. bovis in domestic animals, and characterized by lumpy, often suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaws; lumpy jaw.
ac•tin`o•my•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses|
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