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milkers' nodules

 

Definition: an infection of cows' udders by pseudocowpox virus, a member of the Poxviridae, that is transmitted to the fingers and hands of milkers, producing nodules and lymphangitis, and occasionally widespread papular or papulovesicular eruptions; human infection is transferable to uninfected cows.

Synonym(s): milkers' nodes, paravaccinia, pseudocowpox

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