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ehrlichiosis

[ur-lik-ee-oh-sis] /ɜrˌlɪk iˈoʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
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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ehrlichioses in Medicine

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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