from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that chiefly affects rodents but can also be transmitted to humans through the bite of various insects or contact with infected animals. In humans, the disease is characterized by intermittent fever and swelling of the lymph nodes. Also called rabbit fever.
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- n. An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis.
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- n. a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
New Latin, after Tulare, a county of south-central California.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)