big 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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