undulant fever


Definition of undulant fever

: a persistent human brucellosis marked especially by remittent fever, weakness, headache, chills, and weight loss and contracted by contact with infected domestic animals or consumption of their products

Examples of undulant fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About one-third of 119 hogs trapped at Congaree National Park from 2006-2010 carried pseudorabies and brucellosis, the latter of which can be transmitted to humans and cause what’s known as undulant fever. Sammy Fretwell, charlotteobserver, "Is poisonous ‘nasty salt’ the cure for South Carolina’s wild hog problem?," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of undulant fever

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Undulant fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undulant%20fever. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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undulant fever

un·​du·​lant fever | \ ˈən-jə-lənt- How to pronounce undulant fever (audio) , ˈən-d(y)ə- How to pronounce undulant fever (audio) \

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