Definition of brucellosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbruːsəˈləʊsɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbruːsəˈloʊsɪs//
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a disease caused by bacteria that affects cows and that can cause fever in humans Word Origin1930s: from modern Latin Brucella + -osis: named after Sir David Bruce (1855–1931), the Scottish physician who identified the bacterium.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brucellosis