Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever

noun Pathology.
an infectious disease characterized by high fever, pains in joints, bones, and muscles, and a cutaneous eruption, caused by rickettsii and transmitted by ticks: first reported in the Rocky Mountain area, but now more widely distributed.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever
 
n
an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever Rock·y Moun·tain spotted fever (rŏk'ē moun'tən)
n.
An acute infectious disease that is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by ticks, is characterized by muscular pains, high fever, and skin eruptions, and is endemic throughout North America.

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Rocky Mountain spotted fever   (rŏk'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
An acute infection caused by the bacteria Rickettssia Rickettii and transmitted by ticks of the family Ixodidae. It is characterized by fever, extreme exhaustion, muscle pains, and skin rash.
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