US tularemia

/ (ˌtuːləˈriːmɪə) /

  1. an acute infectious bacterial disease of rodents, transmitted to man by infected ticks or flies or by handling contaminated flesh. It is characterized by fever, chills, and inflammation of the lymph glands: Also called: rabbit fever

Origin of tularaemia

C19/20: from New Latin, from Tulare, county in California where it was first observed; see -aemia

Derived forms of tularaemia

  • tularaemic or US tularemic, adjective

Words Nearby tularaemia

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