tularemia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Tulare County, California Date: 1921 an infectious zoonotic disease especially of wild rabbits, rodents, humans, and some domestic animals that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted especially by the bites of insects or ticks or by handling infected animals, and in humans is marked by variable symptoms — called also rabbit fevertularemic adjective

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  • tularemia — (too lah re me ah) A plaguelike disease of animals caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis (Jellison type A), which may be transmitted to humans …   Dictionary of microbiology

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