lumpy jaw


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lumpy jaw

lumpy jaw

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a nontechnical name for actinomycosis

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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Noun1.lumpy jaw - the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions
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
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Actinomyces bovis is the primary etiologic agent of actinomycosis or lumpy jaw in bovines and is an important cause of economic losses occur directly from debilitation of affected animal and indirectly from slaughter of livestock because of its widespread occurrence and poor response to the routine clinical treatment (Blowey and Weaver, 1990).
Krebiozen was made from a hormone that horses generated when they had been exposed to a fungus (Actinomyces bovis) that caused a cancer-like disease called lumpy jaw,'" according to CancerWire.
Submandibular abscesses occur in so many guinea pigs that the condition is commonly known as lumpy jaw.