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Any of various febrile diseases transmitted by ticks, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Texas fever.
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1. (Pathology) any acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of an infected tick
2. (Pathology) another name for Rocky Mountain spotted fever
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any infectious disease transmitted by ticks.
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|Noun||1.||tick fever - caused by rickettsial bacteria and transmitted by wood ticks|
spotted fever - any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
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