tick fever



any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle.

Nearby words

  1. tichy,
  2. ticino,
  3. tick,
  4. tick bird,
  5. tick box,
  6. tick off,
  7. tick over,
  8. tick paralysis,
  9. tick trefoil,
  10. tick typhus

Origin of tick fever

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for tick fever

tick fever


any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
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Medicine definitions for tick fever

tick fever


Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.

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