tick-fever

tick fever

noun
any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle.

Origin:
1895–1900

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tick fever
 
n
1.  any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
2.  another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever

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tick fever n.
Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.

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