the chief mountain system in North America, extending from central New Mexico to N Alaska. Highest peak, Mount McKinley, 20,300 feet (6187 meters).
the chief mountain system of W North America, extending from British Columbia to New Mexico: forms the Continental Divide. Highest peak: Mount Elbert, 4399 m (14 431 ft). Mount McKinley (6194 m (20 320 ft)), in the Alaska Range, is not strictly part of the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains definition
Major mountain chain of western North America, running from Alaska to Mexico.
noun 1. bighorn.
noun, Pathology. 1. an infectious disease characterized by high fever, pains in joints, bones, and muscles, and a cutaneous eruption, caused by rickettsii and transmitted by ticks: first reported in the Rocky Mountain area, but now more widely distributed. Rocky Mountain spotted fever noun 1. an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain […]
- Rocky mountain spotted fever vaccine
Rocky Mountain spotted fever vaccine n. A vaccine containing a suspension of inactivated Rickettsia rickettsii prepared by growing the microorganisms in the yolk sac of fowl eggs, used to immunize against Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
plural noun 1. those states in the region of the Rocky Mountains, including Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, and sometimes Arizona and New Mexico.