Meaning of relapsing fever

relaps'ing fe'ver

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. one of a group of fevers characterized by relapses, occurring in many tropical countries, and caused by several species of spirochetes transmitted by several species of lice and ticks. Also called
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