any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle.
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Origin of tick fever
First recorded in 1895–1900
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any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.
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