actinomycosis meaning

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  • Noun: actinomycosis  `aktunowmI'kowsis
    1. Disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses

    See also: actinomycotic

    Type of: zoonosis, zoonotic disease

    Encyclopedia: Actinomycosis Actinomycosis, cervicofacial

  • [Medicine]
    Infections with bacteria of the genus ACTINOMYCES. n pl -co·ses : infection with or disease caused by actinomycetes; esp : a chronic disease of cattle, swine, and humans characterized by hard granulomatous masses usu. in the mouth and jaws —see ACTINOMYCOMAac·ti·no·my·cot·ic adj


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  1. a case of endoscopic surgury for nasopharyngeal actinomycosis
  2. actinomycosis of brain
  3. the pathologic data from the biopsy of the endobronchial polypoid tissues revealed actinomycosis
  4. the combination of a foreign body and endobronchial actinomycosis is exceedingly rare in reviews
  5. endobronchial actinomycosis is a rare condition and may mimic a neoplasm, tuberculosis, or pneumonia

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