Trench-fever Definition

noun
An infectious disease caused by a rickettsia (Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by body lice, characterized by a remittent fever, muscular pains, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Trench-fever

Noun

Singular:
trench-fever
Plural:
trench fevers

Origin of Trench-fever

  • From its occurrence among soldiers in trenches

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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