from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.

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  • noun pathology any of various diseases transmitted by ticks

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  • noun caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks


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