spotted fever

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of spotted fever

: any of various eruptive fevers: such as
a : typhus

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First Known Use of spotted fever

1623

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spotted fever

noun

medical Definition of spotted fever

: any of various eruptive fevers: as
a : typhus a

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