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Noun: infectious mononucleosis  in'fek-shus ,mó-nu,n(y)oo-klee'ow-sis
  1. 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
    - mononucleosis, mono, glandular fever, kissing disease

Type of: infectious disease

Encyclopedia: Infectious mononucleosis