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An acute infectious disease characterized by chills and fever, caused by the bacterium Bartonella quintana and transmitted by body lice.
[From its occurrence among soldiers in trenches.]
(Pathology) an acute infectious disease characterized by fever and muscular aches and pains, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana and transmitted by the bite of a body louse
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a recurrent fever and pain in the muscles and joints caused by a rickettsia transmitted by the body louse.
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|Noun||1.||trench fever - marked by pain in muscles and joints and transmitted by lice|
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