trench fever

noun

Definition of trench fever

  1. :  a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana synonym Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)

1915

First Known Use of trench fever

1915


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noun \ˈtrench-\

Medical Definition of trench fever

  1. :  a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana synonym Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)


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