Definition of trench fever in English:

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trench fever

Pronunciation: /trenCH ˈfēvər/

noun

A highly contagious rickettsial disease transmitted by lice, that infected soldiers in the trenches in World War I.
Example sentences
  • The body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, is a vector of epidemic typhus, trench fever, and relapsing fever.
  • Body lice may transmit typhus and trench fever.
  • B quintana, transmitted by the human body louse, causes trench fever, characterised by fever, rash, bone pain, and splenomegaly.

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Syllabification: trench fe·ver

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