Definition of abortus fever in English:
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
- 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'.
Definition of abortus fever in:
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