an infectious disease occurring chiefly in Japan and the East Indies, caused by the organism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, transmitted by mites through biting.
an acute febrile disease characterized by severe headache, skin rash, chills, and swelling of the lymph nodes, caused by the bite of mites infected with the microorganism Rickettsia tsutsugamushi: occurs mainly in Asia, Australia, and the islands of the western Pacific
scrub typhus n.
An acute infectious disease common in Asia caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by mites; it is characterized by sudden fever, painful swelling of the lymph glands, skin lesions, and skin rash. Also called akamushi disease, Japanese river fever, mite typhus, tropical typhus, tsutsugamushi disease.
noun 1. the act of washing or bathing thoroughly, especially the aseptic washing by doctors, nurses, etc., before a surgical operation. verb (used with object), scrubbed, scrubbing. 1. to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing. 2. to subject to friction; rub. 3. to remove (dirt, grime, etc.) […]
noun, plural scrubwomen. 1. a woman hired to clean a place; charwoman.
noun 1. the nape or back of the neck. noun, Metallurgy. 1. (in tin-plating) dross formed in the bath. noun 1. the nape of the neck (esp in the phrase by the scruff of the neck) noun 1. (informal) an untidy scruffy person 2. (informal) a disreputable person, ruffian 3. another name for scum (sense […]
neats vs. scruffies