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 (to͞o′lə-rē′mē-ə, tyo͞o′-)
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.

[New Latin, after Tulare, a county of south-central California.]

tu′la·re′mic adj.


or tu•la•rae•mi•a

(ˌtu ləˈri mi ə)

a plaguelike disease of rabbits, squirrels, etc., caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis, transmitted to humans by insects or ticks or by the handling of infected animals.
[1921; < New Latin tular(ensis) (after Tulare Co., California, where the disease was first observed) + -emia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tularemia - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans


n tularemia
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