sandfly fever

noun Pathology.

a usually mild viral disease occurring in hot, dry areas, characterized by fever, eye pain, and sometimes a rash, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus.

Origin of sandfly fever

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called phlebotomus fever. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for sandfly fever

sandfly fever

[ săndflī′ ]


phlebotomus fever
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