spotted fever

spotted fever

noun Pathology.
1.
any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, especially as in cerebrospinal meningitis or typhus fever.

Origin:
1640–50

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spotted fever
 
n
any of various severe febrile diseases characterized by small irregular spots on the skin, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever or tick fever

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spotted fever n.
A tick typhus caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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