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ac·ti·no·my·co·sis  audio  (kt-n-m-kss) KEY 

NOUN:
An inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, and sometimes humans, caused by microorganisms of the genus Actinomyces and characterized by lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, and abdomen. Also called lumpy jaw.


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acti·no·my·cotic  (-ktk) KEY (Adjective)


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