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- noun An
illnesscaused by bacteriaof the Rickettsia genus.
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- noun mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
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