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- noun Any of several infectious diseases characterized by chills and fever and caused by spirochetes transmitted by lice and ticks.
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- noun pathology an
infectioncaused by certain bacteriaof the genus Borrelia, transmitted by liceand ticks
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- noun marked by recurring high fever and transmitted by the bite of infected lice or ticks; characterized by episodes of high fever and chills and headache and muscle pain and nausea that recur every week or ten days for several months
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