[ 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.

Words nearby ehrlichiosis

Origin of ehrlichiosis

after Paul Ehrlich Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ehrlichiosis

[ âr-lĭk′ē-ōsĭs ]


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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