tsutsugamushi disease

noun

tsu·​tsu·​ga·​mu·​shi disease ˌ(t)süt-sə-gə-ˈmü-shē- How to pronounce tsutsugamushi disease (audio)
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Word History

Etymology

Japanese tsutsugamushi scrub typhus mite, from tsutsuga sickness + mushi insect

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tsutsugamushi disease was in 1906

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“Tsutsugamushi disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tsutsugamushi%20disease. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

tsutsugamushi disease

noun

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