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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A contagious, usually fatal disease of horses and other equids, caused by the bacterium Burkholderia mallei and characterized by swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge, and ulcers of the respiratory tract and skin. The disease is communicable to other mammals, including humans.
[Middle English glaundres, from Old French glandres, glandular swelling, pl. of glandre, gland; see gland1.]