rat-bite fever(redirected from erythema arthriticum epaidemicum)
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rat-bite fever[′rat ‚bīt ‚fē·vər]
Either of two diseases transmitted by the bite of a rat: spirillary rat-bite fever and streptobacillary fever.
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