Melioidosis meaning

mĕlē-oi-dōsĭs
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, occurring in a wide range of animals chiefly in Southeast Asia and presenting in humans with a focal infection, usually of the lungs, bones, or skin, that can become chronic.
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An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, occurring in a wide range of animals chiefly in Southeast Asia and presenting in humans with a focal infection, usually of the lungs, bones, or skin, that can become chronic.
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An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, endemic to some areas of Southeast Asia and northern Australia.
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Origin of melioidosis

  • New Latin mēlioīdōsis Greek mēlis a disease of asses usually taken to be glanders –oid –osis

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