Definition of relapsing fever in English:

relapsing fever

Syllabification: re·laps·ing fe·ver

noun

An infectious bacterial disease marked by recurrent fever.
  • The disease is caused by spirochetes of the genus Borrelia
More example sentences
  • Mites and ticks which feed on vertebrate hair or blood often carry disease organisms, such as spirochete bacteria, responsible for relapsing fever and Lyme disease.
  • Typhus cases shot through the roof, as did diphtheria, relapsing fever, dysentery, cholera and so on.
  • Tick-borne diseases in the United States include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, and relapsing fever.

More definitions of relapsing fever

Definition of relapsing fever in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

More on relapsing fever

Nearby words

More words in this category

ascites cancer ciguatera diabetic filariasis

Translate relapsing fever

into Spanish
Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkroudˌsôrs
verb
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…