a disease of wild rodents caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas pseudomallei. It can be transmitted to humans, possibly by rat fleas, causing pneumonia, multiple abscesses, and septicaemia. It is often fatal.

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  • Melioidosis — An infectious illness, also called Whitmore s disease, that is most frequent in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and is caused by a bacteria called Pseudomonas pseudomallei found in soil, rice paddies and stagnant waters. Humans catch the… …   Medical dictionary

  • melioidosis — /mel ee oy doh sis/, n. Pathol. 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. [1920 25; < Gk melí(s) glanders, or …   Universalium

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  • melioidosis — Fatal bacterial disease of rodents in the tropics, caused by Pseudomonas pseudomallei. Affects lymph nodes and viscera …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • melioidosis — noun An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, endemic to some areas of Southeast Asia and northern Australia. Syn: Whitmore disease, Whitmores disease, Nightcliff gardeners disease …   Wiktionary

  • melioidosis — mel·i·oi·do·sis …   English syllables

  • melioidosis — /mɛliɔɪˈdoʊsəs/ (say meleeoy dohsuhs) noun an infectious tropical disease similar to glanders, caused by direct contact with the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei in contaminated water and soil; endemic in South East Asia; pseudoglanders;… …   Australian English dictionary

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