from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contagious, usually fatal disease of horses and other equine species, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and symptomized by swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge, and ulcers of the respiratory tract and skin. The disease is communicable to other mammals, including humans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An infectious disease of horses, mules and donkeys caused by the bacterium Burkholderia, one species of which may be transmitted to humans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highly contagious and very destructive disease of horses, asses, mules, etc., characterized by a constant discharge of sticky matter from the nose, and an enlargement and induration of the glands beneath and within the lower jaw. It may transmitted to dogs, goats, sheep, and to human beings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of equinia characterized by a severe affection of the mucous membrane of the nose and by a profuse discharge from it. See equinia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
Middle English glaundres, from Old French glandres, glandular swelling, pl. of glandre, gland; see gland1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)