Meaning of glanders
Pronunciation: (glan'durz), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol.
- a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and characterized by swellings beneath the jaw and a profuse mucous discharge from the nostrils. Cf. farcy.
- glanders (Thesaurus)