an acute, infectious form of mononucleosis associated with Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by sudden fever and a benign swelling of lymph nodes.
an acute infectious disease, caused by Epstein-Barr virus, characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen and painful lymph nodes, and abnormal lymphocytes in the blood Also called glandular fever
infectious mononucleosis 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.
[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/ adjective 1. communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another: infectious diseases. 2. causing or communicating . 3. tending to spread from one to another: infectious laughter. 4. Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture. 5. Obsolete. […]
[in-ig-zakt] /ˌɪn ɪgˈzækt/ adjective 1. not ; not strictly precise or accurate. /ˌɪnɪɡˈzækt/ adjective 1. not exact or accurate adj. 1828, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + exact. Related: Inexactly.
- Infectious polyneuritis
infectious polyneuritis n. See acute idiopathic polyneuritis.
- Infectious warts virus
infectious warts virus n. See human papilloma virus.