from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of two infectious diseases contractible from the bite of a rat, specifically.
- noun A disease caused by the bacterium Streptobacillus moniliformis and characterized by skin inflammation, back and joint pains, headache, and vomiting.
- noun A disease caused by the bacterium Spirillum minus and characterized by ulceration at the site of the bite, a purplish rash, and recurrent fever.
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