actinobacillosis

A disease of cattle and swine, occasionally reported in humans, caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii. It affects the soft tissues, often the tongue and cervical lymph node s, where granulomatous swellings are formed that eventually break down to form abscesses.

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ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis .ak-tə-(.)nō-.bas-ə-'lō-səs, ak-.tin-ō- n, pl -lo·ses -.sēz a disease that affects domestic animals (as cattle and swine) and sometimes humans, resembles actinomycosis, and is caused by a bacterium of the genus Actinobacillus (A. lignieresii) see WOODEN TONGUE

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ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis (ak″tĭ-no-bas″ĭ-loґsis) a disease of domestic animals and occasionally humans, resembling actinomycosis but caused by species of Actinobacillus. In cattle and sheep the species is A. lignieresii; characteristics in cattle include granulomatous lesions in the throat and mouth (wooden tongue) and in sheep, suppurative lesions of the skin and lungs. In horses and pigs the species is A. equuli and the disease is more commonly known as equulosis (q.v.).

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  • actinobacillosis — noun A zoonotic disease, most commonly associated with animals, caused by the Actinobacillus bacteria, and which forms radiating structures in the tissues …   Wiktionary

  • actinobacillosis — ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis …   English syllables

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