Definition of melioidosis in English:

melioidosis

Line breaks: meli¦oid|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛlɪɔɪˈdəʊsɪs/

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noun

[mass noun]
  • An infectious disease of rodents, similar to glanders. It is occasionally transmitted to people, in whom it can cause pneumonia, multiple abscesses, and septicaemia.
    • The agent is the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei

Origin

1920s: from Greek mēlis, denoting a disease (probably glanders) affecting asses, + -oid + -osis.

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