Rickettsia rickettsii Rickettsia rick·ett·si·i (rĭ-kět’sē-ī’)
A bacterium that causes a variety of spotted fevers throughout the world including Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
- Rickettsia tsutsugamushi
Rickettsia tsutsugamushi Rickettsia tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi (tsōō’tsə-gə-mōō’shē) n. A bacterium that causes scrub typhus.
rickettsiosis rick·ett·si·o·sis (rĭ-kět’sē-ō’sĭs) n. Infection with Rickettsia bacteria.
adjective, ricketier, ricketiest. 1. likely to fall or collapse; shaky: a rickety chair. 2. feeble in the joints; tottering; infirm: a rickety old man. 3. old, dilapidated, or in disrepair. 4. irregular, as motion or action. 5. affected with or suffering from rickets. 6. pertaining to or of the nature of rickets. adjective 1. (of […]
noun, plural rickeys. 1. a drink made with lime juice, carbonated water, and gin or other liquor. noun 1. (Wesley) Branch, 1881–1965, U.S. baseball executive. noun 1. a cocktail consisting of gin or vodka, lime juice, and soda water, served iced: a gin rickey