actinomycosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Actinomycosis (Med) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to infection with actinomycetes, especially by Actinomyces bovis in cattle and by Actinomyces israeli or Arachnia propionica in man. It is characterized by hard swellings usually in the mouth and jaw. In man the disease may also affect the abdomen or thorax. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n actinomycosis A progressive inflammatory affection caused by the presence of actinomycetes, occurring in cattle and swine, and sometimes in man. It is most frequently found in the jaws of cattle, but may invade other parts. It is communicated by contact with a wound or an abrasion. Also called lumpy-jaw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Actinomycosis an inflammatory disease in cattle, swine, and sometimes man, caused by that fungus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. aktis, aktinos, ray, and myces, mushroom.

Usage

In literature:

ACTINOMYCOSIS, a disease of a fungous nature on the mouth and lower jaw of cows.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
In 1906 we discovered the existence of actinomycosis among the black mountain sheep of northern British Columbia.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
The region of the mouth and jaws is one of the commonest sites of surgical actinomycosis.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The cows are known to be free from tuberculosis, actinomycosis (lumpy jaw), and foot and mouth disease.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Among these are tetanus, blackleg, anthrax to a large extent, and perhaps actinomycosis in part.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In news:

Osteomyelitis of the hard palate secondary to actinomycosis : A case report.
Osteomyelitis of the hard palate is a rare and difficult-to-eradicate sequela of actinomycosis .
Osteomyelitis of the hard palate secondary to actinomycosis: A case report.
Osteomyelitis of the hard palate is a rare and difficult-to-eradicate sequela of actinomycosis.
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