cat-scratch disease

[ kat-skrach ]
/ ˈkætˌskrætʃ /

noun Pathology.

a disorder characterized by fever and swelling of the lymph glands, caused by a viral infection resulting from the scratch or bite of a cat.

Nearby words

  1. cat-eyed,
  2. cat-foot,
  3. cat-harpin,
  4. cat-o'-mountain,
  5. cat-o'-nine-tails,
  6. cat-scratch fever,
  7. cat-tail,
  8. cat-train,
  9. cat.,
  10. cata-

Also called cat-scratch fever. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cat scratch disease

cat scratch disease


An infectious disease that may follow the scratch or bite of a cat, producing localized inflammation of lymph nodes and a low-grade fever.benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis cat scratch fever

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