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tick fever

any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle.
Origin of tick fever
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for tick fever
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  • The same thing is true in regard to the African relapsing or tick fever, which is also transferred by a tick.

    Disease and Its Causes

    William Thomas Councilman
  • Nowadays few cattle are left to sons by fathers, as tick fever has almost bared the country of this means of food and barter.

  • Here again, as in tick fever, we use the preparation 606, for which we are indebted to the great Ehrlich.

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign

    Robert Valentine Dolbey
  • It was very hard on them at the time, especially as they were rotten with malaria and tick fever, in addition to their wounds.

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign

    Robert Valentine Dolbey
British Dictionary definitions for tick fever

tick fever

any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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tick fever in Medicine

tick fever n.
Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.

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