Glanders Definition

A contagious, chronic or acute disease of horses, mules, etc. characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, ulcerous nodules on the skin, inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes, etc.: it is caused by bacteria (Pseudomonas mallei) and is transmitted to certain other animals and humans.
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Origin of Glanders

  • Middle English glaundres from Old French glandres glandular swelling pl. of glandre gland gland1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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