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n :  any of various bacterial diseases caused by rickettsial bacteria: as  a  :  a severe human febrile disease that is caused by one (Rickettsia prowazekii) transmitted esp. by body lice and is marked by high fever, stupor alternating with delirium, intense headache, and a dark red rash - called also louse-borne typhus   b  :  MURINE TYPHUS  c  :  TSUTSUGAMUSHI DISEASE .
Similar sounding terms:  de·vice  diffusa   dif·fuse  D phase 

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