typhus

Definitions of typhus
  1. noun
    rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
    synonyms: typhus fever
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    types:
    endemic typhus, murine typhus, rat typhus, urban typhus
    acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
    type of:
    rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis
    infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
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