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tularemia

or tu·la·rae·mi·a

[ too-luh-ree-mee-uh ]
/ ˌtu ləˈri mi ə /
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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
a plaguelike disease of rabbits, squirrels, etc., caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis, transmitted to humans by insects or ticks or by the handling of infected animals and causing fever, muscle pain, and symptoms associated with the point of entry into the body.
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Origin of tularemia

1920–25, Americanism;Tulare, California county where first found + -emia

OTHER WORDS FROM tularemia

tu·la·re·mic, tu·la·rae·mic, adjective

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Scientific definitions for tularemia

tularemia
[ tōō′lə-rēmē-ə ]

An infectious disease characterized by intermittent fever and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It chiefly affects wild rabbits and rodents but can also be transmitted to humans through the bite of various insects or through contact with infected animals.
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