Definition of Kissing disease

1. Noun. An acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing.




Definition of Kissing disease

1. Noun. (informal) Nickname for mononucleosis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Kissing disease

1. Self limiting disorder of lymphoid tissue caused by infection with Epstein Barr virus (infectious mononucleosis). Characterised by the appearance of many large lymphoblasts in the circulation. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kissing Disease

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kissfest
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kissing-bunch
kissing-up
kissing and making up
kissing and telling
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kissing bug
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kissing disease (current term)
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kissogram
kissograms
kisspeptin
kisspeptins

Literary usage of Kissing disease

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1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Information for Physicians edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"For some, it follows a bout of mononucleosis, the "kissing disease" that temporarily saps the energy of teenagers and young adults. ..."

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