ratbite fever

[ rat-bahyt ]
/ ˈrætˌbaɪt /

noun Pathology.

either of two relapsing febrile diseases, widely distributed geographically, caused by infection with Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minor and transmitted by rats.

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Origin of ratbite fever

First recorded in 1905–10; rat + bite
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British Dictionary definitions for ratbite fever

ratbite fever

ratbite disease

/ (ˈrætˌbaɪt) /

noun

pathol an acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of a rat infected with either of two pathogenic bacteria (Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus)
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Medical definitions for ratbite fever

rat-bite fever

n.

Headache, fever, lymphangitis, and lymphadenitis following the bite of a rat or other rodent, due either to a spirillum or to Streptobacillus moniliformis.
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