Definition of Actinomycosis

1. Noun. Disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses.

Definition of Actinomycosis

1. n. A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to the presence of Actinomyces bovis. It causes local suppurating tumors, esp. about the jaw. Called also lumpy jaw or big jaw.

Definition of Actinomycosis

1. Noun. (pathology) An infectious bacterial disease of cattle and swine, sometimes transmitted to man, characterized by the formation of painful abscesses in the mouth, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract. ¹

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Definition of Actinomycosis

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Medical Definition of Actinomycosis

1. A chronic local or systemic granulomatous infection caused by the fungus Actinomyces bovis or israeli. Symptoms include: weight loss, weakness, fever and pain at site of infection. Signs: multiple draining sinuses. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinomycosis

actinomycetales infections
actinomycin C
actinomycin D
actinomycin F1
actinomycin lactonase
actinomycosis (current term)
actinomycotic appendicitis

Literary usage of Actinomycosis

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"actinomycosis has been demonstrated to be a rather frequent affection of the ... The subject of actinomycosis, generally speaking, is still one of the most ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Forms of actinomycosis The disease may invade: 1. The alimentary tract 2. The respiratory tract 3. The akin 4. The brain or other internal organs. ..."

3. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1917)
"(4) CUTANEOUS actinomycosis rarely occurs. The skin presents chronic suppurating ulcers which show the presence of the ray-fungus, and the condition bears a ..."

4. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1919)
"BY MAJOR JOHN W. KEEFE, MD, LLD, Providence, RI actinomycosis involving the intestine, although usually classified in the category of rare diseases, ..."

5. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"As shown by the above map, actinomycosis (big jaw, lump jaw) occurs in almost ... actinomycosis occurs in human beings, but the danger of direct infection ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"... I. actinomycosis Definition.—A chronic infective disorder produced by the ... actinomycosis of the liver is rare. Auvray in 1903 could only collect 31 ..."

7. The Diagnostics of internal medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1906)
"actinomycosis A chronic disease, mainly of animals, occasionally of man, caused by the ... (2) Pulmonary actinomycosis.—The symptoms are those of a putrid ..."

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