noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle French glandre glandular swelling on the neck, from Latin glandulae, from plural of glandula, diminutive of gland-, glans Date: 1523 a contagious and destructive disease especially of horses caused by a bacterium (Pseudomonas mallei syn. Actinobacillus mallei) and characterized by caseating nodular lesions especially on the respiratory mucosae and lungs that tend to break down and form ulcers

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  • glanders — horse disease characterized by glandular swelling, early 15c., from O.Fr. glandres swollen glands, pl. of glandre, from L. glandula (see GLAND (Cf. gland)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glanders — [glan′dərz] n. [OFr glandres < L glandulae, swollen glands in the neck, pl. of glandula: see GLAND1] a contagious, chronic or acute disease of horses, mules, etc. characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, ulcerous nodules on the skin,… …   English World dictionary

  • glanders — glanderous, adj. /glan deuhrz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol. a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and characterized by swellings beneath the jaw and a… …   Universalium

  • Glanders — Apparently recorded in the surviving registers of England since the 18th century and in the spellings of Gland, Glander, Glanders, Glendor, Glend, Glind and Glinds, we believe that the origin may be Anglo Saxon. The surname would seem to… …   Surnames reference

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  • glanders — A chronic debilitating disease of horses and other equids, as well as some members of the cat family, caused by Pseudomonas mallei and transmissible to humans. It attacks the mucous membranes of the nostrils of the horse, producing an increased… …   Medical dictionary

  • glanders — glan·ders || glændÉ™(r)z n. infectious disease of horses and mules …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glanders — [ glandəz] plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] a rare contagious disease that mainly affects horses, characterized by swellings below the jaw and mucous discharge from the nostrils. Origin C15: from OFr. glandre (see gland1) …   English new terms dictionary

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