tsutsugamushi disease

[tsoo-tsuh-guh-moo-shee, tsoo-]
noun Pathology.

< Japanese tsutsuga-mushi typhus mite, equivalent to tsutsuga hindrance, ailment (earlier tutu(n)ga, derivative of tutumi to hinder, with ka place) + mushi vermin

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tsutsugamushi disease (ˌtsʊtsʊɡəˈmʊʃɪ)
1.  one of the five major groups of acute infectious rickettsial diseases affecting man, common in Asia and including scrub typhus. It is caused by the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by the bite of mites
2.  another name for scrub typhus
[from Japanese, from tsutsuga disease + mushi insect]

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tsutsugamushi disease tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi disease (tsōō'tsə-gə-mōō'shē)
See scrub typhus.

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