Definitions for glandersˈglæn dərz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a contagious disease, chiefly affecting horses and mules, characterized by swelling at the jaw and a profuse nasal discharge, caused by the bacterium
Category: Veterinary Science
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of glanders:
1475–85; < MF glandres swollen glands < L glandulae swollen glands, lit., little acorns
a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
An infectious disease of horses, mules and donkeys caused by the bacterium Burkholderia, one species of which may be transmitted to humans.
a highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A contagious disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans. It is caused by BURKHOLDERIA MALLEI and characterized by ulceration of the respiratory mucosa and an eruption of nodules on the skin.