tularaemia

tularemia

[too-luh-ree-mee-uh]
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.
Also, tularaemia.


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

tularemic, tularaemic, adjective
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tularaemia or tularemia (ˌtuːləˈriːmɪə)
 
n
Also called: rabbit fever 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
 
[C19/20: from New Latin, from Tulare, county in California where it was first observed; see -aemia]
 
tularemia or tularemia
 
n
 
[C19/20: from New Latin, from Tulare, county in California where it was first observed; see -aemia]
 
tula'raemic or tularemia
 
adj
 
tula'remic or tularemia
 
adj

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tularemia tu·la·re·mi·a (tōō'lə-rē'mē-ə, tyōō'-)
n.
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that chiefly affects rodents but can also be transmitted to humans, in whom it causes intermittent fever and swelling of lymph nodes.

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tularemia   (t'lə-rē'mē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
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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