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

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  • 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

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