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spotted fever

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noun Pathology.
  1. any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, especially as in cerebrospinal meningitis or typhus fever.
  2. tick fever.
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Origin of spotted fever

First recorded in 1640–50
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  • Or when you played head-nurse in the spotted-fever mess at Sunnyside?

    Running Sands

    Reginald Wright Kauffman

British Dictionary definitions for spotted fever

spotted fever

  1. any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever
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spotted fever in Medicine

spotted fever

  1. A tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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