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infectious mononucleosis


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A common, acute, infectious disease, usually affecting young people, caused by Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by fever, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, and lymphocyte abnormalities. Also called glandular fever.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing


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