Definition of abortus fever in English:

abortus fever

Line breaks: abor¦tus fever
Pronunciation: /əˈbɔːtəs


[mass noun]
  • The commonest 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
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    • This indicates abortus fever and brucellosis are synonyms of a single disease name and the term brucellosis has been chosen as the preferred term.


1920s: from Latin abortus 'miscarriage'.

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