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tularemia

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noun tu·la·re·mia \ˌtü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə, ˌtyü-\

Definition of tularemia

  1. :  an infectious zoonotic disease especially of wild rabbits, rodents, humans, and some domestic animals that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted especially by the bites of insects or ticks or by handling infected animals, and in humans is marked by variable symptoms —called also rabbit fever

tularemic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of tularemia

New Latin, from Tulare County, California


First Known Use: 1921


Medical Dictionary

tularemia

noun tu·la·re·mia

Medical Definition of tularemia

  1. :  an infectious disease especially of wild rabbits, rodents, some domestic animals, and humans that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted especially by the bites of insects, and in humans is marked by symptoms (as fever) of toxemia—called also rabbit fever

tularemic or chiefly British tularaemic \-mik\play adjective


Variants of tularemia

or chiefly British tularaemia \ˌt(y)ü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə\play

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