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tick fever

any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle.
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1895-1900 Unabridged
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tick fever

any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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tick-fever in Medicine

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

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