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undulant fever

noun, Pathology
Origin of undulant fever
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for undulant fever
  • Consumption of unpasteurized milk and dairy products can also cause undulant fever.
  • Occasionally, people contract brucellosis called undulant fever in humans-from eating unpasteurized goat cheeses.
  • Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that is also referred to in humans as undulant fever.
  • In humans, it is known as undulant fever because of the intermittent fever accompanying infection.
  • Last year, and infected herd was discovered after the producer developed undulant fever.
  • In humans, this bacterial disease is called undulant fever, because the fevers tend to waver up and down.
  • Swine brucellosis can infect humans, causing a malady known as undulant fever.
British Dictionary definitions for undulant fever

undulant fever

another name for brucellosis
Word Origin
C19: so called because the fever symptoms are intermittent
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undulant fever in Medicine

undulant fever un·du·lant fever (ŭn'jə-lənt, ŭn'dyə-, -də-)
See brucellosis.

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