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ehrlichiosis

[ur-lik-ee-oh-sis]
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noun
  1. an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia, which are thought to be transmitted to humans and animals by ticks.
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Origin of ehrlichiosis

after Paul Ehrlich
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ehrlichiosis in Medicine

ehrlichiosis

(âr-lĭk′ē-ōsĭs)
n.
  1. Infection with parasitic leukocytic rickettsiae especially by Ehrlichia sennetsu, which produces manifestations in humans similar to those of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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