tularemia

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

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 (such as fever) of toxemia —called also rabbit fever

tularemic

play \-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tularemia

New Latin, from Tulare County, California


First Known Use: 1921


Medical Dictionary

tularemia

noun tu·la·re·mia
variants: or chiefly British

tularaemia

\ˌt(y)ü-lə-ˈrē-mē-ə\play

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

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