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ac·tin·o·my·co·sis

 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī-kō′sĭs, ăk′tə-nō-)
n.
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.
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actinomycosis

(ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(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
actinomycotic adj
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ac•tin•o•my•co•sis

(ækˌtɪn oʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

n.
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.
[1880–85]
ac•tin`o•my•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humansactinomycosis - 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
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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Translations
actinomycose

actinomycosis

n actinomicosis f
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Later, the bacterial etiology was discovered and other terms were reported, including actinophytosis, staphylococcal actinophytosis, bacterial pseudomycosis and granular bacteriosis (2, 3).