[ ur-lik-ee-oh-sis ]
/ ɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs /
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
Words nearby ehrlichiosis
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Medical definitions for ehrlichiosis
[ âr-lĭk′ē-ō′sĭs ]
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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