Malta fever

Malta fever
Malta fever
[so named because prevalent in Malta and nearby areas]

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  • malta fever — n. (Med.) An infectious disease contracted from meat or milk products from infected domestic animals; called also {brucellosis} and {undulant fever}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malta fever — noun infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache • Syn: ↑brucellosis, ↑undulant fever, ↑Gibraltar fever, ↑Rock fever,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malta fever — noun another term for undulant fever. Origin C19: named after Malta, where it was once prevalent …   English new terms dictionary

  • Malta fever — undulant fever, Mediterranean fever, contagious disease transmitted by contact with diseased animals or ingestion of infected meat or milk or cheese …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Malta fever — Mal·ta fever .mȯl tə n BRUCELLOSIS (a) * * * see brucellosis * * * brucellosis …   Medical dictionary

  • Malta fever — /mɔltə ˈfivə/ (say mawltuh feevuh) noun undulant fever due to a bacterium, Brucella melitensis …  

  • Malta fever — Pathol. brucellosis. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malta fever — see brucellosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Malta fever — Mal′ta fe′ver n. pat brucellosis • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • fever — feverless, adj. /fee veuhr/, n. 1. an abnormal condition of the body, characterized by undue rise in temperature, quickening of the pulse, and disturbance of various body functions. 2. an abnormally high body temperature. 3. the number of degrees …   Universalium

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