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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