Definition of rabbit fever in English:

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rabbit fever

noun

Informal term for tularemia.
Example sentences
  • In some cases, inflamed lymph nodes may be a sign of more serious diseases, such as tuberculosis, rabbit fever, cat scratch disease and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Francisella tularensis is the bacterium that causes tularemia (also known as rabbit fever).
  • Tularemia, also known as ‘rabbit fever’, ‘deer fly fever’, and ‘lemming fever’, has been reported throughout North America and continental Europe, Russia, China, and Japan.

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Syllabification: rab·bit fe·ver

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