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tick fever

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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for tick fever

Historical Examples

  • A third scourge responsible for frequent admissions into hospital is "tick-fever."

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign

    Robert Valentine Dolbey

  • The disease is commonly known as "tick-fever" or by the various native names of the tick.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley


British Dictionary definitions for tick fever

tick fever

noun
  1. any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
  2. another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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tick fever in Medicine

tick fever

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