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tularaemia

US tularemia

/ (ˌtuːləˈriːmɪə) /
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noun
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 glandsAlso called: rabbit fever
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Derived forms of tularaemia

tularaemic or US tularemic, adjective

Word Origin for tularaemia

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

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