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Meaning of actinomycosis

ac•tin•o•my•co•sis

Pronunciation: (ak-tin"ō-mī-kō'sis, ak"tu-nō-), [key]
— n. Vet. Pathol., Pathol.
  1. 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. Also called
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