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phlebotomus fever

[fluh-bot-uh-muh s] /fləˈbɒt ə məs/
noun, Pathology
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < New Latin Phlebotomus genus name of the sandfly < Greek phlebotómos vein-cutting (referring to instruments for letting blood); see phlebo-, -tome
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phlebotomus-fever in Medicine

phlebotomus fever n.
An infectious but not contagious denguelike disease occurring in the Balkan Peninsula and other parts of southern Europe, caused by an arbovirus introduced by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi. Also called sandfly fever.

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