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tularemia

or tularaemia

[too-luh-ree-mee-uh] /ˌtu ləˈri mi ə/
noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology
1.
a plaguelike disease of rabbits, squirrels, etc., caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis, transmitted to humans by insects or ticks or by the handling of infected animals and causing fever, muscle pain, and symptoms associated with the point of entry into the body.
Origin of tularemia
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; Tulare, California county where first found + -emia
Related forms
tularemic, tularaemic, adjective
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tularemia tu·la·re·mi·a (tōō'lə-rē'mē-ə, tyōō'-)
n.
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that chiefly affects rodents but can also be transmitted to humans, in whom it causes intermittent fever and swelling of lymph nodes.

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tularemia
  (t'lə-rē'mē-ə)   
An infectious disease characterized by intermittent fever and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. It chiefly affects wild rabbits and rodents but can also be transmitted to humans through the bite of various insects or through contact with infected animals.
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