Ehrlichioses

ehrlichiosis

[ur-lik-ee-oh-sis]
noun
an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Ehrlichia, which are thought to be transmitted to humans and animals by ticks.

Origin:
after Paul Ehrlich

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ehrlichiosis ehr·lich·i·o·sis (âr-lĭk'ē-ō'sĭs)
n.
Infection with parasitic leukocytic rickettsiae especially by Ehrlichia sennetsu, which produces manifestations in humans similar to those of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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