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Mediterranean fever

noun, Pathology.
Origin of Mediterranean fever
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • Malta was no place in which to get rid of Mediterranean fever.

    Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston
British Dictionary definitions for Mediterranean fever

Mediterranean fever

noun
1.
another name for brucellosis
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Mediterranean fever in Medicine

Mediterranean fever n.

  1. See brucellosis.

  2. See familial paroxysmal polyserositis.

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