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spotted fever

noun, Pathology.
any of several fevers characterized by spots on the skin, especially as in cerebrospinal meningitis or typhus fever.
Origin of spotted fever
1640-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Or when you played head-nurse in the spotted-fever mess at Sunnyside?

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British Dictionary definitions for spotted-fever

spotted fever

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 in Medicine

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

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