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tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi disease

 (tso͞o′tso͞o-gə-mo͞o′shē)
[Japanese tsutsugamushi, typhus mite : tsutsuga, illness + mushi, tick.]
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tsutsugamushi disease

(ˌtsʊtsʊɡəˈmʊʃɪ)
n
1. (Pathology) one of the five major groups of acute infectious rickettsial diseases affecting man, common in Asia and including scrub typhus. It is caused by the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by the bite of mites
2. (Pathology) another name for scrub typhus
[from Japanese, from tsutsuga disease + mushi insect]
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Noun1.tsutsugamushi disease - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asiatsutsugamushi disease - transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
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