any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, especially as in cerebrospinal meningitis or typhus fever.
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- spotted crake,
- spotted crane's-bill,
- spotted deer,
- spotted dick,
- spotted dog,
- spotted flycatcher,
- spotted gum,
- spotted hyena,
- spotted joe-pye weed,
- spotted mackerel
Origin of spotted fever
First recorded in 1640–50
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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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[ spŏ′tĭd ]
A tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
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