Rock fever

Rock fever
infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache
Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease

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[1895-1900; so called from the Rock of Gibraltar, where it is prevalent]

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Rock fever noun
Undulant fever (from Gibraltar)
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Main Entry:rock

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Rock fever,
= undulant fever. (Cf.undulant fever)
[< the Rock of Gibraltar, where it is found]

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