Rat-bite fever



[rat-bahyt] /ˈrætˌbaɪt/

noun, Pathology.
1.
either of two relapsing febrile diseases, widely distributed geographically, caused by infection with Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minor and transmitted by .
/ˈrætˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
(pathol) an acute infectious febrile disease caused by the bite of a rat infected with either of two pathogenic bacteria (Streptobacillus moniliformis or Spirillum minus)

rat-bite fever n.
Headache, fever, lymphangitis, and lymphadenitis following the bite of a rat or other rodent, due either to a spirillum or to Streptobacillus moniliformis.

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