WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Rocky Mountain spotted fever, [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologyan infectious disease characterized by high fever, pains in joints, bones, and muscles, and a cutaneous eruption, caused by rickettsii and transmitted by ticks: first reported in the Rocky Mountain area, but now more widely distributed.
  • 1885–90, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Rocky Mountain spotted fever n
  1. an acute rickettsial disease characterized by high fever, chills, pain in muscles and joints, skin rash, etc. It is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the microorganism Rickettsia rickettsii
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