a climate having sunny, hot, dry summers and rainy winters.
- Mediterranean diet
noun a diet typical of the Mediterranean region with high consumption of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, olive oil, fish, and poultry Examples The Mediterranean diet is thought to increase life expectancy and protect against heart disease and cancer. Usage Note cooking
- Mediterranean exanthematous fever
Mediterranean exanthematous fever Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an exanthematous fever (měd’ĭ-tə-rā’nē-ən) n. A disease occurring sporadically in the Mediterranean littoral marked by severe chills with abrupt rise of temperature, pains in the joints, tonsillitis, diarrhea, vomiting, and a rash of elevated nonconfluent macules beginning on the thighs and spreading to the entire body.
noun, Pathology. 1. . noun 1. another name for brucellosis Mediterranean fever n.
noun 1. a small cosmopolitan moth, Anagasta kuehniella, whose larvae damage stored foodstuffs, as grain and flour.