tick fever
noun Date: circa 1897 1. Texas fever 2. a febrile disease (as Rocky Mountain spotted fever) transmitted by the bites of ticks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tick-Fever — Tick|fe|ver, (auch:) Tick Fe|ver [ tɪkfi:və], das; [engl. tick fever, aus: tick = Zecke u. fever = Fieber] (Med.): bes. in den USA auftretende, durch Zecken übertragene Infektionskrankheit …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tick fever — n. any infectious disease transmitted by the bite of a tick, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever …   English World dictionary

  • Tick-fever — (engl., spr. fīwer, »Zeckenfieber«), Rinderkrankheit, s. Piroplasmosen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • tick-fever — ● tick fever nom féminin (mot anglais) Synonyme de fièvre pourprée des montagnes Rocheuses …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tick fever — Also known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, an acute febrile (feverish) disease initially recognized in the Rocky Mountain states, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by hard shelled (ixodid) ticks. Occurs only in the Western Hemisphere.… …   Medical dictionary

  • tick fever — tick′ fe ver n. pat any infectious disease transmitted by ticks …   From formal English to slang

  • tick fever — noun any bacterial or rickettsial fever transmitted by the bite of a tick …   English new terms dictionary

  • tick fever — any fever transmitted by ticks, as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which attacks humans, or Texas fever, which is confined to some animals, as cattle. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • tick fever — noun caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks • Syn: ↑Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ↑mountain fever • Hypernyms: ↑spotted fever …   Useful english dictionary

  • tick fever — /ˈtɪk fivə/ (say tik feevuh) noun 1. any fever transmitted by ticks. 2. a cattle disease common in northern Australia caused mainly by Babesia argenta where the animal s urine is red coloured; redwater fever …   Australian English dictionary

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