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phlebotomus fever

[fluh-bot-uh-muh s]
noun Pathology.
  1. sandfly fever.
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Origin of phlebotomus fever

1920–25; < New Latin Phlebotomus genus name of the sandfly < Greek phlebotómos vein-cutting (referring to instruments for letting blood); see phlebo-, -tome
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phlebotomus fever in Medicine

phlebotomus fever

n.
  1. An infectious but not contagious denguelike disease occurring in the Balkan Peninsula and other parts of southern Europe, caused by an arbovirus introduced by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi.sandfly fever
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