tularemia


tu·la·re·mia

noun \ˌtü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə, ˌtyü-\

Definition of TULAREMIA

:  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
tu·la·re·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of TULAREMIA

New Latin, from Tulare County, California
First Known Use: 1921

tu·la·re·mia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TULAREMIA

: an infectious 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, and in humans is marked by symptoms (as fever) of toxemia—called also rabbit fever
tu·la·re·mic or chiefly British tu·la·rae·mic \-mik\ adjective

Variants of TULAREMIA

tu·la·re·mia or chiefly British tu·la·rae·mia \ˌt(y)ü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə\

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