lumpy jaw
Actinomycosis Ac`ti*no*my*co"sis ([a^]k`t[i^]*n[-o]*m[imac]*k[=o]"s[i^]s), n. [NL.] (Med.) A chronic infectious disease of cattle and man due to infection with actinomycetes, especially by {Actinomyces bovis} in cattle and by {Actinomyces israeli} or {Arachnia propionica} in man. It is characterized by hard swellings usually in the mouth and jaw. In man the disease may also affect the abdomen or thorax. Called also {lumpy jaw} or {big jaw}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lumpy-jaw — Lump y jaw (Med.) Actinomycosis. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lumpy jaw — ləm pē also lump jaw n ACTINOMYCOSIS esp actinomycosis of the head in cattle * * * actinomycosis in the mandibular region in cattle; called also big j …   Medical dictionary

  • lumpy jaw — ☆ lumpy jaw n. ACTINOMYCOSIS …   English World dictionary

  • Lumpy Jaw — Rote Riesenkängurus in Zoohaltung Die Lumpy Jaw Disease des Kängurus, auch bekannt als Nekrobazillose Komplex, Stomatitis diphteroidea oder einfach Kängurukrankheit, ist ein vor allem bei in Gefangenschaft gehaltenen Kängurus vorkommendes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lumpy jaw — /ˈlʌmpi dʒɔ/ (say lumpee jaw) noun actinomycosis of the head in cattle. Also, lump jaw …   Australian English dictionary

  • lumpy jaw — lump′y jaw′ n. pat vet actinomycosis • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lumpy jaw — noun Date: 1890 actinomycosis; especially actinomycosis of the head in cattle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lumpy jaw — Pathol., Vet. Pathol. actinomycosis. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lumpy jaw — noun the commonest and least severe form of actinomycosis; affects the face and neck regions • Syn: ↑cervicofacial actinomycosis • Hypernyms: ↑actinomycosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lumpy Jaw Disease — Rote Riesenkängurus in Zoohaltung Die Lumpy Jaw Disease des Kängurus, auch bekannt als Nekrobazillose Komplex, Stomatitis diphteroidea oder einfach Kängurukrankheit, ist ein vor allem bei in Gefangenschaft gehaltenen Kängurus vorkommendes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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