Meaning of glanders

glan•ders

Pronunciation: (glan'durz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol.
  1. a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and characterized by swellings beneath the jaw and a profuse mucous discharge from the nostrils. Cf. farcy.
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