Definition of actinomycosis in English:

actinomycosis

noun

Medicine
  • Disease caused by bacteria of the genus Actinomyces in cattle, other animals, or humans, typically characterized by the formation of nodular suppurating abscesses, most commonly in the region of the head and neck; an instance or type of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Nineteenth Century. From actino- + mycosis, after German Actinomykose.

Pronunciation:

actinomycosis

/ˌaktɪnə(ʊ)mʌɪˈkəʊsɪs/