infectious mononucleosis
(mono; mon\'o-nu\'kle-o\'sis)
An acute, self-limited infectious disease of the lymphatic system caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, sore throat, lymph node and spleen swelling, and the proliferation of monocytes and abnormal lymphocytes.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Infectious mononucleosis — A specific viral infection (with the Epstein Barr virus) in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common… …   Medical dictionary

  • infectious mononucleosis — infectious disease which causes prolonged weakness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infectious mononucleosis — Pathol. an acute, infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein Barr virus, characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes. Also called glandular fever. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • infectious mononucleosis — infec′tious mononucleo′sis n. pat an acute infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein Barr virus and characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • infectious mononucleosis — noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing • Syn: ↑mononucleosis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • infectious mononucleosis — noun Date: 1920 an acute infectious disease caused by the Epstein Barr virus and characterized by fever, swelling of lymph nodes, and lymphocytosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infectious mononucleosis — See glandular fever …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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