[ tsoo-tsuh-guh-moo-shee, tsoo- ]
/ ˈtsu tsə gəˈmu ʃi, ˌtsu- /
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Origin of tsutsugamushi disease
<Japanese tsutsuga-mushi typhus mite, equivalent to tsutsuga hindrance, ailment (earlier tutu(n)ga, derivative of tutumi to hinder, with ka place) + mushi vermin
Words nearby tsutsugamushi disease
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British Dictionary definitions for tsutsugamushi disease
/ (ˌtsʊtsʊɡəˈmʊʃɪ) /
one of the five major groups of acute infectious rickettsial diseases affecting man, common in Asia and including scrub typhus. It is caused by the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by the bite of mites
another name for scrub typhus
Word Origin for tsutsugamushi disease
from Japanese, from tsutsuga disease + mushi insect
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Medical definitions for tsutsugamushi disease
[ tsōō′tsə-gə-mōō′shē ]
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