Meaning of melioidosis

mel•i•oi•do•sis

Pronunciation: (mel"ē-oi-dō'sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a contagious pulmonary disease of rodents that is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is frequently transmitted to humans in moist climates of southeastern Asia.
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