from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infectious bacterial disease of humans that is caused by brucellae, transmitted by contact with infected animals, and characterized by fever, malaise, and headache. Also called Gibraltar fever, Malta fever, Mediterranean fever, Rock fever, undulant fever.
- n. A disease of domestic animals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, and dogs, that is caused by brucellae and sometimes results in spontaneous abortions in newly infected animals. Also called Bang's disease.
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- n. infection by the bacterium, Brucella, which is carried by ruminants. Symptoms include recurring fevers, sweating, weakness, anorexia, headaches, depression and generalized aches and pains.
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- n. infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
- n. an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
brucell(a) + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)