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BRUCELLOSIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does brucellosis mean? 

BRUCELLOSIS (noun)
  The noun BRUCELLOSIS has 2 senses:

1. infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
2. an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings

  Familiarity information: BRUCELLOSIS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BRUCELLOSIS (noun)


Sense 1brucellosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

brucellosis; Gibraltar fever; Malta fever; Mediterranean fever; Rock fever; undulant fever

Hypernyms ("brucellosis" is a kind of...):

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)


Sense 2brucellosis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

Bang's disease; contagious abortion; brucellosis

Hypernyms ("brucellosis" is a kind of...):

zoonosis; zoonotic disease (an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans)


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