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.

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British Dictionary definitions for cat-scratch fever

cat-scratch fever

noun

a disease of humans caused by an organism, Bartonella henselae, usually resulting from a scratch by a cat and characterized by lymph node enlargement
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