Adjective "melioidosis" definition and examples

(Melioidosis may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌmɛlɪɔɪˈdəʊsɪs/

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Definitions and examples

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.
  1. 'Seroprevalence data may indicate that many more than those who present with overt disease have latent melioidosis and may be at a risk of a relapse.'
  2. 'In northern Thailand, melioidosis is the most common cause of septicaemia.'

More definitions

1. a contagious pulmonary disease of rodents that is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei and is frequently transmitted to humans in moist climates of southeastern Asia.

More examples(as adjective)

"cases can be melioidosis."

Origin

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