What does actinomycosis mean?

actinomycosis meaning in General Dictionary

A chronic infectious illness of cattle and guy as a result of infection with actinomycetes especially by Actinomyces bovis in cattle by Actinomyces israeli or Arachnia propionica in man it's characterized by hard swellings usually in mouth and jaw In guy the disease could also affect the stomach or thorax known as in addition lumpy jaw or big jaw

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  • illness of cattle that may be transmitted to humans; outcomes from illness with actinomycetes; described as difficult swellings that exude pus through long sinuses