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Marseilles fever


a disease (common in India and around the Mediterranean area) caused by a rickettsia that is transmitted to humans by a reddish brown tick (ixodid) that lives on dogs and other mammals


state noun (stable states of affairs)


Marseilles fevers

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Boutonneuse fever | Mediterranean spotted fever | fièvre boutonneuse | Marseilles fever

a fever as a result of a Rickettsia infection caused by the bacterium Rickettsia conorii and transmitted by the dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. Boutonneuse fever can be seen in many places around the world, although it's endemic in countries ... (39 of 828 words, 1 image)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

boutonneuse fever [pathology] | Fièvre Boutonneuse, or Fièvre Exanthématique [French]

a mild, typhuslike fever caused by the bacterium Rickettsia conorii and transmitted by ticks, occurring in most of the Mediterranean countries and the ... (23 of 166 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

disease | patho- [synonym] | before a vowel path- [synonym] | noso- [synonym] | before a vowel nos- [synonym]

any impairment of normal physiological function affecting all or part of an ... | a corresponding condition in plants | any situation or condition ... (22 of 533 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


impairment of the normal state or functioning of the body as a whole or of any of its parts. Some diseases are acute, producing severe symptoms that ... (27 of 369 words)



disease | sickness [synonym, sense-specific] | malady [synonym, sense-specific] | trouble [synonym, sense-specific] | affection [synonym, sense-specific] | ail [synonym, sense-specific] | ailment [synonym, sense-specific] | bug [synonym, sense-specific] | complaint [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[obsolete] "trouble" | a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically ... (24 of 202 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

disease | diseases [plural]

[countable/uncountable] an illness that affects people or animals, ... | [countable] a serious problem in society or with someone's attitude (19 of 130 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:


a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, ... | a particular quality or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person ... (24 of 122 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)



disease | diseased [past tense] | diseasing [present participle] | diseases [3rd-person singular present] | noso- | osteoporosis [pathology] | path- [pathology] | patho- [pathology] | pellagra [pathology] | ...

[pathology] An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired. | Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of ... (37 of 112 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

disease | diseaseased [past tense] | diseaseasing [present participle]

a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system ... | any abnormal condition in a plant that interferes with its vital ... (22 of 109 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

disease | malady [formal]

(an) illness of people, animals, plants, etc., caused by infection or a failure of health rather than by an accident | something that is considered ... (24 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

disease | diseaseased [past tense] | diseaseasing [present participle] | diseased [adjective, related]

any departure from health; illness in general | a particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic ... (22 of 77 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

disease | noso-

A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism ... | A condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful. | ... (25 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

disease | diseases [plural] | noso- [affix] | patho- [affix]

a condition in humans, plants, or animals that results in pathological symptoms and is not the direct result of physical injury | a disorder in ... (24 of 82 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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