undulant fever
noun Date: 1896 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

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  • undulant fever — n. a persistent form of brucellosis, transmitted to people from lower, esp. domestic, animals, or their products, and characterized by an undulating, or recurrent, fever, sweating, and pains in the joints …   English World dictionary

  • Undulant fever — An infectious disease due to the bacteria Brucella that characteristically causes rising and falling fevers, sweats, malaise, weakness, anorexia, headache, myalgia (muscle pain) and back pain. The disease is called undulant fever because the… …   Medical dictionary

  • undulant fever — malta fever malta fever n. (Med.) An infectious disease contracted from meat or milk products from infected domestic animals; called also {brucellosis} and {undulant fever}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undulant fever — noun infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache • Syn: ↑brucellosis, ↑Malta fever, ↑Gibraltar fever, ↑Rock fever, ↑Mediterranean …   Useful english dictionary

  • undulant fever — /ˈʌndʒələnt fivə/ (say unjuhluhnt feevuh) noun an irregular, relapsing fever, with swelling of joints, spleen, and rheumatic pains, caused by Brucella melitensis ingested in raw milk of diseased cows and goats; Malta fever; Mediterranean fever;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • undulant fever — noun brucellosis in humans. Origin C19: so named because of the intermittent fever associated with the disease …   English new terms dictionary

  • undulant fever — Pathol. brucellosis. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • undulant fever — noun brucellosis …   Wiktionary

  • undulant fever — heat that comes in waves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undulant fever — see brucellosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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