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  • noun Infection with or disease caused by rickettsiae.

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  • noun medicine any severe infectious disease caused by several different bacteria of the order Rickettsiales and transmitted by parasitic arthropods

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  • noun infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria


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