Definition of abortus fever in English:

abortus fever

Syllabification: a·bor·tus fe·ver
Pronunciation: /əˌbôrtəs ˈfēvər
 
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noun

The most common form of undulant fever in humans.
  • This disease is caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus, which is also the chief cause of brucellosis in cattle
More example sentences
  • This indicates abortus fever and brucellosis are synonyms of a single disease name and the term brucellosis has been chosen as the preferred term.

Origin

1920s: from Latin abortus 'miscarriage'.

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