actinobacillosis

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actinobacillosis

 [ak″tĭ-no-bas″ĭ-lo´sis]
an actinomycosis-like disease of domestic animals caused by Actinobacillus ligniere´sii, in which the bacilli form radiating structures in the tissues; the disease is sometimes transmissible to humans.
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ac·ti·no·bac·il·lo·sis

(ak'tin-ō-bas-i-lō'sis),
A disease of cattle and swine, occasionally reported in humans, caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus lignieresii. It affects the soft tissues, often the tongue and cervical lymph nodes, where granulomatous swellings form and eventually break down to form abscesses.
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