Definitions for brucellosisˌbru səˈloʊ sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bru•cel•lo•sisˌbru səˈloʊ sɪs(n.)

  1. infection with bacteria of the Brucella genus, frequently causing spontaneous abortions in animals and remittent fever in humans.

    Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science

    Ref: Also called undulant fever.

Origin of brucellosis:

1925–30; < NL Brucell(a) (after D. Bruce ; see -ella ) + -osis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brucellosis, undulant fever, Malta fever, Gibraltar fever, Rock fever, Mediterranean fever(noun)

    infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache

  2. brucellosis, contagious abortion, Bang's disease(noun)

    an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings

Wiktionary

  1. brucellosis(Noun)

    infection by the bacterium, Brucella, which is carried by ruminants. Symptoms include recurring fevers, sweating, weakness, anorexia, headaches, depression and generalized aches and pains.

Freebase

  1. Brucellosis

    Brucellosis, also called Bang's disease, Crimean fever, Gibraltar fever, Malta fever, Maltese fever, Mediterranean fever, rock fever, or undulant fever, is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by ingestion of unsterilized milk or meat from infected animals or close contact with their secretions. Transmission from human to human, through sexual contact or from mother to child, is rare but possible. Brucella spp. are small, Gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, rod shaped bacteria. They function as facultative intracellular parasites causing chronic disease, which usually persists for life. Symptoms include profuse sweating and joint and muscle pain. Brucellosis has been recognized in animals including humans since the 20th century.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Brucellosis

    Infection caused by bacteria of the genus BRUCELLA mainly involving the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM. This condition is characterized by fever, weakness, malaise, and weight loss.

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