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An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, occurring in a wide range of animals chiefly in Southeast Asia and presenting in humans with a focal infection, usually of the lungs, bones, or skin, that can become chronic.
[New Latin mēlioīdōsis : Greek mēlis, a disease of asses usually taken to be glanders + -oid + -osis.]
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