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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever.

Usage examples (36)
  • This description of fever is usually termed typhus or nerve fever.
  • Humans can contract the endemic form of typhus from the bites of rat fleas.
  • In man typhus is characterized by a triade of symptoms: fever, rash, nervous symptoms.
  • As one author so truly says, the history of typhus is the history of human misfortune. for more
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