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tu·la·re·mia

or chiefly Brit  tu*la*rae*mia  n :  an infectious disease esp. of wild rabbits, rodents, humans, and some domestic animals that is caused by a bacterium (Francisella tularensis), is transmitted esp. by the bites of insects, and in humans is marked by symptoms (as fever) of toxemia - called also rabbit fever  tu*la*re*mic or chiefly Brit  tu*la*rae*mic  adj 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  de·lir·i·um  tel·lu·ri·um 

 
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