tu·la·re·mi·a (t′lə-rēmē-ə, ty′-)
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.]
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